Archive for March, 2011

Hurray !

March 29, 2011

I am pleased to anounce that I am one of the  Artslant Showcase winners, for round 2 of this year. So that’s the third time.

I put in the new Falcon document that I did earlier this month, so rather encouraging, but I have done more work on it since I photographed it !

Artslant profile : www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/41311-tania-beaumont

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Date palm prints

March 23, 2011

I cant go for long, without having to print !    

Fine, but my press is in the garage in Malvern, hemmed in by 100 boxes still. We have transported two carloads back to London, so far, and my studio in the spare room is now feeling like home. When there’s room, I could make a printmaking work-station in the garage, but until then I am back to basics, hand-printing lino blocks.   I bought a stock of waterbased inks from Cornelissen, I know it’s good to be green and all that, but I dont like them as much as oil based ones.

I heard that I have been selected to do the Parallax Art Fair (July 7th-10th) at La Galleria, just off the Haymarket.  So events are gradually materialising on the wall-planner, and I am really looking forward to that.

Also doing the open studios weekend, for W.London, June 17th-19th.

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Printmakers Council show, ‘Eastern Light’,

Bhavan Centre, Castletown Rd W14, 18th-23rd May.                                                                          

 

No room…no room…

March 2, 2011

Well, it all arrived on thursday, the whole container was selected for xray by customs, so nothing actually rifled through – 148 boxes, none particularly small and some the size of the dining table ! It filled my father-in-law’s garage to the rafters. Although I thought I was pretty efficient in ticking off the box numbers, and saying ‘to the left’ or ‘right’ as it was wheeled into the garage – once it became a solid mass of stuff, 4 or 5 boxes high, it’s now almost impossible to find what we want . Hugely frustrating.    Managed to find 2 work tables for the studio, my tin of oil paints, and a couple of folios of work (not the work I really NEED, I might add) and packed it all into the car (new acquisition) to return to London.  On serious reflection I think the etching press will have to stay in the garage for now, it’s just so big.   Husband’s just fitting a blind to the newly-painted window of my studio (was spare bedroom), then this afternoon I shall unpack the tables and few boxes……and move off the dining table.         Need to finish the bird-document paintings – at least the box with the lino bird-blocks was found.