Friday, July 31, 2009

Hello, the print studio is booked and paid for Tues 4th. We will have to be out on time as it's booked for the afternoon.
See you all then, Lou

Monday, July 27, 2009 be finished

I need feedback! What do people think? I'd be happy using several different designs, because I don't think we need just one logo for all that we may do. Please, comment and I will use the information to create two or three final designs. Thanks!
Above: for the blog/website?
ps. I will probably post more as time goes by...

drawings from tuesday 21st july

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Screen Printing at Home

Hello All,

Just wanted to show you guys what I have been up to, I have just set up a screen printing press at home here are some images of how I am getting on so far



Sunday, July 19, 2009

editions, private view, 17 July

 I know, these don't convey just how many people were there! It is a beautiful show and we had a wonderful night. Thanks to everyone who came (and despite the miserable weather).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ness Gardens is lovely - I went about 13 years ago. We'd need a mini bus!! Shall we go to the Palm house in sefton park then, it's probably the easiest for everyone to get to. This is an 'Elizabeth Blackadder' print.


Here are two other spots that sound really interesting and would be great to check out. I've been to the Wildflower Centre in the early spring, so it was pretty bare, but I bet now it is full of interesting flowers. Neither of these are free and they are both out of the city centre. Ness gardens in the Wirral. 

If these are too far, then I would love to just meet at Sefton Palm House (right near me) or Calderstones, which sounds cool.

I'm not able to join you all next Tuesday (July 21), but I will be ready for Tuesdays after that!


Palmhouse? or the greenhouses and gardens at Calderstones...

I'd like to propose a drawing day involving botanical subject matter, I have been inspired by Elizabeth Blackadder's prints. Anyone know of a good place to do this?

Here's an unrelated image of mine

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My First Blog

As this is my first contribution to the blog I would just like to say a big thanks to Emma Gregory and my Six Fellow illustrators. I have throughly enjoyed being part of this group and I feel we have managed to produce some fantastic pieces of work. I am very much looking forward to fridays exhibition at Editions, I would also like to thank Olwen and Steve for getting are work hung for the show. I hope this will be the first of many exhibitions for the Liverpool illustrators.


Keiron Finnetty
Hi All, This is from Emma:

If anyone wants to join Emma Gregory in the Print Studio at the Bluecoat on Monday morning 20 July at 10am she will be demonstrating the registration of more than one relief block to create a multicoloured lino print. She will show how to offset a key stencil onto a second block for cutting and how to print 2 blocks in quick succession using the Kento method. This is part of the Skills Share project. For more details please chat with Emma.
Notes from July 11 Meet: Bluecoat espresso 9.00 am
  • All work to Olwen for final hanging today.
  • e invite has been received and needs to be circulated among group, then out to our own lists asap.
  • Catering: Mary -cakes, Jane -savoury, Rhonda -wine.
Future plans
  • We'll continue to meet on Tuesdays
  • Drawing will feature (Theatre rehearsal), also a visit to hotbed press, an animation day (Kieron), bookbinding (Mary) and of course more print.
  • Next show tbc.
  • New group members invited via Phil and Kieron
  • Facebook page
  • Group website to showcase work
The current thrust of the group is creative endeavour (Experiment with printing, drawing, making, ideas.) While we will plan projects to promote our work commercially with mailshots and website etc, we are still focussed on the print room at Bluecoat. Currently the max capacity in the room is 8. For now Liverpool Illustrators will stay small, in the future, who knows....?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Magnificent Seven

A sample of work by Phil Marsden as featured in the current exhibition, The Magnificent Seven at Editions Ltd in Liverpool. The show runs until 30th July.

Jo Jo's Jacket, etching with aquatint, 2009

Chandlers Quay, lino cut, 2009

Santiago de Compostela, photo-etching with Chine-collé, 2009

Clown Egg Register Vol I, drypoint, 2009