Grayson Perry and me

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is over for another year.

Here is a photo of Grayson Perry (in the dress, obviously) standing in the vicinity of my linocut Exodus (top and to the left). I’m afraid the identity of the other man is lost to posterity

I do like to think that shortly after Karen took the photo, Mr. Perry looked up and gasped in admiration as he spotted my picture…..

And anyone who thinks otherwise – please don’t get in touch.

Oh dear…. (part two)

I know I should have finished this how-to by now but I’ve had a crisis of confidence…..
It always happens – I reach a point where I feel I can go no further with a print and so the next step is to edition it. This I do, generally feeling quite pleased with myself…..
Then, with the print finally hanging up to dry, I’ll take a quick look and it’s like a fog has lifted. I suddenly see the mistakes, and worse, all the ways in which it could have been so much better.
By this time, (generally the day after finishing the editioning, but sometimes after a cup of tea) it’s far too late to do anything about it and I just put the prints away in a drawer and forget about them for a while.
Of course, this isn’t possible when the print has featured in a series of blog entries so for now, I’ll do an on-line version of putting it away and just leave a photo of it drying in the studio….
Looking on the bright side though I do have a title – it’s called Two Tribes….

Oh dear….

Please don’t laugh but I really and truly thought that I’d be able to carry on posting my how-to on linocuts while I was away on my summer holidays. As you can see from the last two weeks of resounding silence, the delights of deepest Devon proved too much of a temptation.
Anyway, normal service will shortly be resumed, for anyone still waiting for the next thrilling instalment…..