Printmaker: Robert Ives

By Primrose Paper Arts member, Robert Ives:

Robert Ives, 2017, Untitled, medium S/S, A4

At the beginning of 2017 I committed to devoting the year to exploring silk screen printing.

The discipline of sketch club each Monday morning at Waverley Woollahra Art School doing life drawing provides an endless supply of gestural drawings to cut up and use as stencils for my silk screen printing.

Each Wednesday I work out a stencil design, choose the colours and develop my screen print techniques using water based materials at the Punch Street Studios, Artarmon.

Matisse Printing Paste being my preferred water based medium and acrylic paints my colour palette, a quick and easy clean up with water hose and sponge at the end of each weekly session is possible.

It has been a double pleasure making each silkscreen print, first drawing from the model then expressing human form in colour.

Robert Ives, 2017, Untitled, medium S/S, A4

I was delighted to be invited to join with WAS Printed in a collective print exhibition, at The Corner Gallery Stanmore, in early September with nine other Sydney artists.

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