At the Beach

My exhibition with husband Ron has now opened for three days at Dungeness Open Studios in Kent. Here’s a photo of the beach hut we’re using to show our work which is inspired by our visits to Dungeness for the past 8 years.

Exciting news!

I’ll be exhibiting work inspired by Dungeness and will be there in person, in a hut on the beach! A chance to meet me and my art.

Screenprinting using screen block

Lighthouse screenprint
Lighthouse

My first screenprint using screen block. A two layer print based on Tarbat Ness lighthouse in Easter Ross, North East Scotland. It’s actually red and white but I only had time for two layers in the class where I made the print.

This image is also available as a blank note card. See shop for info.

Printing the City Part 2

Now that the sun is brighter I’ve been able to make some Cyanotype prints. Here’s one folded into a concertina which can also be assembled into a tower lock.

High Rise cyanotype
High Rise cyanotype
High Rise cyanotype

Printing on plaster

I’ve been learning how to print intaglio on plaster in my printmaking course at Leith School of Art. We’re still learning online but it’s not held us back!

This is a plaster diptych displayed in my studio together with a painting on found board.

Printing the City

I’ve been making collagraphs using card packaging as my plate, incising and peeling the card before inking it up for intaglio printing. The resultant print is then reassembled into a 3D object. I’ve added them to some previous lino print assemblies to make an imaginary city. This is all working towards my final project in my printmaking course.

Experiment in printmaking

I’ve been learning a few new printmaking methods on my course at Leith School of Art. Recent methods relate to working with simple tools and materials because the course is temporarily online until lockdown restrictions are eased.

This week we learned ‘kitchen litho’, a form of lithography using silver foil, wax crayons, Coca Cola, vegetable oil and oil paint. Here is an image of a plate and of two prints.

A kitchen litho plate
A kitchen litho plate
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho

Empty Streets

A book of lino cut prints and rubber stamping of words that have become part of our everyday vocabulary.

Empty Streets. Artist book, Lino print and rubber stamping on Somerset Satin white paper. Six pages plus front and back cover. £40
Empty Streets. Artist book, Lino print and rubber stamping on Somerset Satin white paper. Six pages plus front and back cover. £40

High Rise – a new artist book

High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30

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High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30

Inspired by High Rise by J G Ballard (1975), this book contains rubber stamping and monoprints of imaginary brutalist high rise buildings. The typed text is key words taken from the book, but breaks down and eventually collapses as does the life of the inhabitants of the fictional high rise.

Morning exercises

I’ve been using off cuts from my painted papers and reject prints to make small collages each day, to get my creativity warmed up. Here’s a small selection.

A New Project for a New Year

I’m working on a new project, an installation. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the prints I’ve made as an experiment before tackling the final pieces. The working title is High Rise.

A different kind of Christmas Market

Lynda Wilson Artist at Makeshift, Out of the Blue Drill Hall
Lynda Wilson Artist at Makeshift, Out of the Blue Drill Hall

The Christmas market at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh was a bit of an experiment where the makers just dropped off their sales items for the staff to display and sell on their behalf. Visitors had to book a slot in advance so it wasn’t certain that enough people would sign up to make it worthwhile. In fact it was a sell out!

The yellow print top left went off to a new home and lots of other pieces were sold. A great idea by Out of the Blue staff for negotiating the current situation.

Christmas Market

Monoprint
Monoprint

I’ll be selling my prints – screenprints and monoprints – and note cards and postcards at Makeshift – Exhibition and Sale, at Out of the Blue, Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh on Saturday 12 December 10-6. Entry £2. Bookable time slots through Eventbrite.

Artisan goods, ceramics, prints, jewellery and gifts by local makers. Drill Hall cafe serving delicious food, hot spiced drinks and traditional festive treats.

More info herehttp://outoftheblue.org.uk

Christmas gifts

I’m missing being able to sell and chat to customers at my usual Christmas fairs. Check out my shop page and you’ll find prices start at £15 for prints and £13 for books. Still time to order and receive in time for Christmas!

Boats in Harbour screenprint edition of 10
Boats in Harbour screenprint edition of 10 21x29cm image and paper size £15 inc UK p&p