WHAT IS AN ORIGINAL PRINT?

 

Vienne  Monoprint  55 x 40 cms

Vienne                    Monoprint 55 x 40 cms

Here’s an early monoprint of mine – the image of a harvest field in France.

 Created with ink on a plate  then transferred to dampened paper through the press 

What is an ‘original print’  itsounds like a contradiction in terms 

 How can a print – a multiple image, be original?

A plate made by the printmaker is inked and printed on a hand operated press

  like mine in the pictures above and  below

 then the edition is numbered and signed by the printmaker – so each print is made individually and is not the reproduction of an original.

Etching press

Here’s my press and  below –  the very  first print I made on it

 

First ever print with my new press

  

 

  I’ve been working on a large linocut of Malcesine for a US exhibition 

 

Linocut

       a lot of cutting involved but I’m making progress

Red umbrella Malcesine Linocut 12" x 12" edition of 25

       Red umbrella Malcesine 

 

                                                       

Trying it out in a frame

         Trying it out in a frame

It didn’t get selected for the exhibition but I’m still pleased with it!

 

About a million years ago!

      Working in MK Printmakers’ first studio 

 

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You can hear me talk about how I make prints in this interview

Interview with Di Oliver 

by Mike Dickins    http://mikedickins.co.uk/

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And here are some I made earlier . . . . . .

 ‘High wind Lake  Garda’ 

Strong winds blow every day on Lake Garda, the Vento  in the morning and the Ora in the afternoon.

High wind Lake Garda Drypoint Edition of 10

Drypoint Edition of 10

 

A linocut of a lighthouse …. 'We only shine' Lnoct edition of 25

Linocut of lighthouse - work in progress

                                                                                   I titled it ‘They only shine’ and sent it to last year’s 20:20 Print Exchange

 

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Some photos from my archive

 

Di Oliver at Shoosmiths

     Di Oliver at Shoesmiths Solicitors

 

Private View Radley Winter Show

Private View Radley   Winter Show

 

Heseltine Gallery Exhibition Chenderit

Michael Heseltine   Gallery                     

 

MK Printmakers' Exhibition Letchworth Gallery

MK Printmakers’ Exhibition Letchworth

 

Contemporary Print Fair The Barbican

With MK Printmakers at the      Contemporary Print Fair
The Barbican in the 90’s

 

Hanging MK Printmakers' work at the Contemporary Print Fair The Curve Gallery Barbican

Hanging MK Printmakers’ work at the Contemporary Print Fair The Curve Gallery Barbican

Contemporary Print Fair Curve Gallery Barbican

Setting up at the

Contemporary Print Fair

Curve Gallery Barbican

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‘Piece of cake!’

Now installed in it’s new owner’s office in Bloomsbury

 

Piece of cake! Print and Mixed media

          Piece of cake!           Monoprint and mixed  media

          Here’s how I made my entry for a 20:20 Print Exchange

First I settled on a drawing from my sketchbook….

First drawing

First drawing

Reversed ready to transfer to the lino.

Reversed ready to transfer to the lino.

Linocut and first proofs.

I cut the lino and made the first trial prints

Prints drying ready for the finishing touches.

Prints drying ready for the finishing touches.

Here’s a finished print …

Girl with a Red Earring Linocut

Girl with a Red Earring Linocut