A few pictures of a local community event that we went to, plus some of paper making processes at Nenba.
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Then it snowed here , the first time in 50 odd years that it has snowed so early in the winter – on my birthday too, what a treat. The area transformed into a magical landscape…. snow eggs and all! […]
A landscape from a sketch of the Lake, before it snowed!
These are all steps on the way to the final version : 4 blocks I tried using bokashi, using just sumi ink ( black) , rotating the block …. the final version has the Prussian blue bokashi as homage to […]
There are lots of great things to do …. and although the studio hours were 9 til 6 luckily the weekend weather was pretty good so we got out and about to the reconstructed village of Nemba, walked some of […]
Showing the inspiration, drawing, painting, and craving of the block, testing, and final print
Some of my first attempts, the main problem being I had too much water on the block, and the cutting is a bit rough and ready!
These picture show a range of paint applications and demos, extending our knowledge of the special effects such as bokashi, kappazuri, haburashi ….
Then began 4 days of intensive instruction from the excellent Tuula Moilanen, a Finnish printmaker and woman of many other skills too, such as speaking fluent Japanese, bookbinding and much else besides. We leant about designing the print, preparing the […]
A day of finding our way around the locality, preparing for our 4 weeks in the studio …. there are amazing views of Fuji-san from the southern side of the residence, and of the mountains around Lake Kawaguchi from the […]
Leaving calm of the lotus pond behind us, and the warmth (it was now pouring with rain, requiring g us all to buy umbrellas – the weather seems to change here as often as it does in the U.K.) we […]
Having flown from Birmingham to Tokyo via Munich, and having found my way across Tokyo to a meeting point in a hotel in the Ueno area of the city, I was pleased to set up with some of our group. […]
The 2016 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program
Introduction to traditional Japanese water based woodblock printmaking