Saturday 9 May 2015

Exhibition Time

This week I attended the private view of the Prize Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham where I have had a print selected to be exhibited! There was lots of networking with other artists and it was great to see lots of familiar faces from my local art society Dudley Society of Artists who had got their artwork accepted too! The exhibition is at the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists), 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, UK until the 13th June so plenty of time to go and have a look at the very high standard of work there.

This is my print that was accepted for the exhibition - Culture Vulture a limited edition collagraph print.
Culture Vulture Collagraph Print
It all started from when I visited Warwick Castle just after Christmas last year. We spotted the birds of prey on show there and I just loved the look of the vulture and must have got about 20 photos of it!
I decided to do a quick watercolour painting of him when I got home!
Vulture Watercolour
When it came to making a new collagraph printing plate I couldn't resist using my vulture images and he looked like he was just made to wear a top hat and I couldn't resist adding a bow tie to his ruffled feathers on his neck to make him look very cultured! 

I don't like using pure black ink when printing as it can come out a little dull so I usually mix another colour in with the black. When I came to print him he was supposed to be black with a touch of purple mixed in to get a hint of purple but I added too much purple to the black by mistake but in the end I actually really like him in this regal purple colour! 

Here he is hot off my printing press!

Mounted and framed and ready to be taken to the art gallery!
Me standing very proud next to my print!

I will be going back to the gallery next week with my mum and dad to take them to see the exhibition and to also have a proper look at the artwork as there was so much to look at, can't wait to see it again!

Clare xx

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