Had a really fun Jelly Printing session last night with Nichola Beaumont (Nicky) Jenny Hale and Mary Harold at Nicky’s Studio at Court Farm near Lamerton. Lovely studio space (hurry up and get your barn done Jo!!)
Monoprinting on my Jelly plate and the two silicone plates I had taken along with me. Jenny had bought some pre cut stencils of deer to use, inspired by the herd who live in her local woods; a place she visits everyday to draw and think. Jenny impressed me with her colour mixing and her grasp of colour names. Mostly because of my own approach to words like Cerulean (which I have, obviously, never really looked at in detail (my own pronunciation nearer to Corrolee’an!) but knowing the names of the colours that you need to mix to make a certain colour: A skill which I have never really mastered using instinct and the hands over the box of tubes approach myself. Intuitive but definitely not masterly in my case. I even have a book which I bought 3 years ago designed specifically to help me get to grips with colour (not necessarily mixing them) but to do with tone and hue, which I still have not actually moved into the real world and tried my hand at.
It was very interesting to watch the different approaches and the outcomes too. Follow this with a relaxed meal (absolutely delicious) and a glass of wine – What a perfect fun evening.