Attentive readers of this blog may recall that during 2015, I spent four Saturdays at Warren Editions print studio, learning all about CMYK lino printing. I loved the workshop, so was super excited when Zhané Warren started opening the studio on Monday nights to alumni of the courses she’s run. I signed up for three months, and have been learning so, so much.
It’s quite hard to learn so, so much when a studio has a view like this one does.
But, knuckle down I did, learning how to set and use the little and medium-sized presses to make my prints. It really is a LOT about process, trial and error, and meticulous attention to detail. I have a lot more respect for the art of fine art printmaking now that I know a bit more about it.
Some of my lino prints and monotypes turned out better than others did, but I’ve got a LOT to learn before I can make anything as pristine as the work displayed on the studio walls, like this one by Michael Taylor.