Lovely Kingfishers

I still have an obsession with drawing Kingfishers. I love their shapes and colours. I decided to make a new print range using blues like before but also hotter colours like yellows and oranges, to echo their plumage.Being able to use colour like this is what always draws me back to screen printing. It is a real chance to develop my pen drawings. I hope you like them…

kingfisher and yellow branch2 print

looking back 2print

kingfisher and moon 2print

kingfisher and sunshine 2print

They are in my shop too!

Kingfisher cards

Lately I have been drawing lots and trying to get a range of cards together that I am happy with. This seems to take me a while; first I have to be happy with the drawing, then I have to hope my screenprint of said drawing works and then I have to be happy with the finished result, including choice of colour, paper etc….you get the picture.

And so here are my new Kingfisher cards (that I am actually pleased with)…phew, it feels nice to say that.

I start with drawing in biro…

kingfisher 1

kingfisher 2

kingfisher 3

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Then screenprint them on recycled card…

kingfisher and moon card

kingfisher and sunshine card

kingfisher and yellow branch card

looking back kingfisher card

I have listed them in my shop if you want to have a gander !

 

New stationery at For Arts Sake

I have a selection of lovely hand printed notebooks and greetings cards winging there way towards For Arts Sake Gallery. This Ealing gallery opened in 1984 and houses one of the largest collections of printmaker’s works for sale.To say I am excited to have my artwork here is an understatement!

Here is a little taster of my notebooks they will be stocking…

notebook ebb and flow blog

notebook flight blog

notebook to the sun blog

notebook safe and sound blog

notebook gather blog

copyright on all images Julia Ogden 2016

New drawings…Kingfishers

I have been drawing a lot lately in biro. I really enjoy making detailed lines and the challenge of shading with this medium!

blog kingfisher

Kingfishers are such beautiful birds, they are treat to draw.

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I have also been playing around with circles, textures and drawing the moon.

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I have a few more to share with you and some screen prints I made from them.Colourful things to come!