Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lino-Printing, Form V

Daphne Wright and Milly Murphy, Form V demonstrate the technique of lino-printing using a printing press. Lino-prinitng is a process where the lino is subtracted to reveal the image. Ink is then applied to the lino's surface and printed onto paper.  A number of colours can be layered upon one another creating various contrasts and textures. These prints are works in progress and they will develop more colour and texture as the printing process continues.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday's Photo

Todays photgraph was shot by Paddy Faulkner in Form VI in July 2009 on a COOLPIX P5100 camera. 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SCC Art Collection

Just before Christmas SCC Art posted details of OC Emily Robyn Archer's first solo exhibition in Dublin. With profits from the tuck-shop (thanks to Mr. Ronan Swift), the College was able to acquire one of her   paintings for its collection. 'Rehearsal II' is an oil on board painting. Its muted tones beautifully reflect the   delicacy of the dance that is being rehearsed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Batik Craftwork, Form II

Form II are nearing completion of their Batik Craftwork projects. Some of their work in progress can be viewed below. Keep an eye out later in the week for the finished products!

..application of wax...........

..a selection of work half-way through the batik process .........

.... removal of wax using hot irons and newsprint paper........

...cracking and veining textures appear when the wax is removed...

....additional hand-painting to the finished product.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Portrait of an Old Columban

Last week the College received a portrait of Old Columban musician and conductor John Beckett (cousin of Samuel Beckett).It was painted by Reginald Gray in the 1960's when he became acquainted with John Beckett. The College is hugely thankful for this wonderful donation from the artist. Reginald Grey left Ireland in 1957 to study in London. His work including his Portrait from the life of Francis Bacon, is on display in the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Museum of London and other galleries.