Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Bird themed prints

Following on from the Blackbird print, I've been working on some more Bird themed images for a forthcoming exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, opening on 1st April.

We often have magpies in our garden, their squawking always sets the chickens off clucking even more than usual.  I know they are thuggish creatures but I love the subtle colours in their plumage.  This is an edition of ten, all are hand tinted with watercolour.

This Goldfinch was based on a photograph captured by a friend in Milton Country Park.  I often see 'charms of goldfinches' whilst out with the dog and love the way this one is so alert from it's vantage point. Editioned at just one of six, as the plate is so fragile.
I picked up these two from the framers today.  The one on the left, 'Two Birds', is based on an existing coaster design, but has been enlarged and had more detail added.  The other is called 'Cherry Pickers' and is a decorative interpretation of blackbirds stripping a cherry tree.

They are all hand-pulled drypoints using either perspex or coated cardboard plates.

1 comment :

Anna said...

Lovely work Alison, I think magpies magnificent, beautiful birds although a bit naughty!