Monday: In to the print studio i go. I wanted to get some final nice prints today, and get a double drop. it took me 5 attempts at a double drop until I finally got it how I wanted it.
Each print previous, either moved slightly, or had bits of ink around the edges from where the plate was. After a long day of printing I had around 20 prints that I had done that day. when I got home, that was it, no more work for the night. I think it is important to make sure that you don't over do it, even though there is a deadline, when you feel stressed your work starts to get worse, and it can make you very depressed, so I have just been enjoying the work and taking each day how it comes, and not stressing... at-least not yet.
Tuesday: After printing all day yesterday I thought I would use today to paint. I have been putting off going over old paintings and cleaning them up for ages, as its a task I really didn't want to screw up. But it's something that needed to be done. Thankfully I was in a good painting mood, and managed to clean up a few paintings. Below I have put some pictures of before and after.
Overall i am very pleased with how it turned out, as i was very wary when i started painting over lots of it, and re doing the railings etc, all though i can still see a few areas that need touching up, i think ill leave that til after hand in.
This one I didn't want to paint over too much but rather just clean up parts of it like the mast on the hill and the horizon, and any muddy areas but still have the painterly style to it, Again overall am pleased with the finished result, may need a few touch ups again at some point, but can definitely see an improvement,
Iednesday: Did a few more prints in uni, and pressed a few of my favourites before taking all my prints home and cleaning them up with a putty rubber and putting them in my portfolio. Now all i have to do is clean up a few more paintings and submit my professional practice work. I really cant believe how quickly second year has gone, but i'm so happy with the improvement I've made this semester and am very much looking forward to seeing how my work progresses in third year.