Warringah Printmakers have just had Basil up to Sydney to do another woodblock weekend. He had a great group of 11 and together they cut Shina ply blocks and printed them using the pigment and chine collé technique Basil has been using recently in the studios. It has been described on this website before and is based on the JDS technique he learned from Jorge de Souza in Paris twenty years ago. The Japanese have a variation on this “painting on the reverse side of kozo (or similar) paper” system and Basil has adapted the two into an easy and effective painterly printing method. The blocks were drawn, cut, printed, coloured and chine collé-ed all in two busy days. The hair dryer was in constant use!
Five workshops in July! #1: Warringah Printmakers
July 11, 2016 Basil Hall