Thursday, 23 April 2015

Ringed Plovers at New England Bay

New print alert!

Ringed Plovers at New England Bay

I love these little ringed plovers and the way they scuttle comically along the tideline. They blend so subtly with their environment that its easy to mistake them for tumbling pebbles. I watched this little group as the sun rose over New England Bay, Scotland.

I created this print from two plates - one for the background of blue blended to sand and the other for the details in buff, orange and black. The detail plate was cut back after each inking until only the little black areas were left proud.

The print was not without mishap. I convinced myself that the orange was too much but was happier when the black was added. And there was a tricky moment with a wayward leg.

TL - the wayward leg TR- the offending section removed BL - a substitute leg carved from a sliver of rubber and BR individually added to all 18 prints in the edition!

There are just 18 prints in this edition and they are available in Folksy and Etsy shops now.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Vote for Newts!

Click to vote for this piece (you will have to scroll down to find it - hopefully not too far!)

This print has been shortlisted in the Jackson's Art IMPRESSIONS OF NATURE PRINTMAKING COMPETITION . Public voting is open until the end of April and can be accessed here .

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

Print Fair image from a design by Laura Slater.

I'll be one of over 50 printmakers at the Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair this coming weekend. 

You can read my profile on The Hepworth Wakefield Blog here

Do come and say hello :-)

Click HERE for more details

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Portpatrick Harbour, Mull of Galloway, Scotland

Portpatrick Harbour

From sketch to final edition

Top: watercolour sketch|blended greens & blues from the 1st block| pale grey from the 2nd block
Middle:  Mid-grey from 2nd block|lino block cut back for darkest grey| darkest grey from 2nd block
Bottom: 1st block cut back and inked for darker blues and greens| final edition out to dry

Portpatrick Harbour
Available now in my ETSY and FOLKSY shops

Thursday, 1 January 2015

prints of 2014
A bright zingy start to the year with these glorious Physalis or Chinese Lanterns based on the armful I gathered from mum's garden. So glad I did it then because she's only had one or two lanterns this year.

This was a commission piece, it was great to challenge myself with some human subjects for a change!

We took a trip to the Isle of Sheppey back in April, I don't remember ever having been there before even though I grew up just 20 miles or so 'upstream' on the Thames.
And from the neighbouring Medway estuary - Upnor Dinghies .

My last print of the year came out of trip to the most southerly point in Scotland. It was a great eye-straining challenge but hopefully worth it!

These an earlier prints are available in my Folksy and Etsy shops.

Thanks for following my blog this past year and here's to a very merry 2015 :-)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Little surprises ...

I've selected some delectable little morsels of print
 carefully packed and prettily wrapped
 ready to add to each and every order 
from my Folksy and Etsy shops 
between now and 23rd December. 
Because we all like surprises don't we* :-)

And don't forget there is FREE UK shipping in both shops for orders over £60.00.

(have a peek at my @a_deegan twitter timeline if you must
but note these surprises are random and varied!)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Upcoming event - The Art Market - Saturday 29th (eve) & Sunday 30th (day) November

I will have a stand at this event on Weekend Two. 

Do come by and say hello!

The Art Market
Holmfirth Indoor Market, West Yorkshire

Weekend One:
Saturday 22nd November – buying evening & art auction – 8pm -10pm
Sunday 23rd November – main show - 10am – 4pm

Weekend Two:
Saturday 29th November – buying evening & art auction – 8pm -10pm
Sunday 30th November – main show - 10am – 4pm

Different artists each weekend.
£2 entry on the door – free entry for children under 14 accompanied by an adult.


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