Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An English Rose

The proof for another new print for O England My Lion-Heart arrived this morning from the Print Block - here's a small detail, an english rose (and a hint of irish shamrock!). 


This is the first time I've successfully attempted combining inks to create additional colours - in this case, a blue and the yellow to make the green (which I adore) and a purple from the same blue and the rose red. Chuffed with the results!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wildman of the Woods

Got another of the new prints for 'O England My Lion-Heart' this morning, ready for numbering, signing and framing.
Here, a teasing glimpse of a detail, a wily wodewose watching wildly in the woods…


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hurrah!

Hurrah for …


A tiny teasing glimpse of one of my new prints for my forthcoming solo show, O England My Lion-Heart, at the Lion Street Store in Rye, opening Friday 1st May.

No prizes for guessing the subject matter here!

Tiles & Tribulations #6

Tiles & Tribulations #6
Progress is being made on the long, slow, winding road to making my own Delft tiles. Here my take on a traditional design, a triton or merman a-blowing on his horn. The contrast between line-work and wash could have been greater, but over all I'm pretty content with the results.
The tile as painted…


...and after firing and ageing, showing the beginnings of some pleasing surface craquelure (desired).


Tiles & Tribulations #5

Tiles & Tribulations #5
Things going well on the delft tile trail. Here an earthenware tile with the traditional image of a Hare seated upon a tussock. As well as testing the contrast between fill/ wash and line, I also wanted to see how the (Chromium Oxide) green carnation corner motifs would look, as I've a fire-place tile project for later in the year that (ideally) calls for them. Pretty happy with the result.
The tile as painted…


...and after firing and ageing.




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Posters for 'O England My Lion-Heart'


I have now received the posters, printed (for now) in a dark blood red and a navy blue, for my forthcoming solo show 'O England My Lion-Heart' at the Lion Street Store in Rye, opening on the 1st of May.

The posters have been most excellently and lovingly screen- printed by Mr. Paul McNeill (aka Mandy Doubt) of Norwich-based print maestros Print To The People. A great job - I am over the moon!

The posters have been printed as an open edition on white brown-paper (yes, I know!) and those not put up on local walls and in local windows shall be available to purchase from the Lion Street Store once the Exhibition opens.

Monday, March 9, 2015

O England My Lion-Heart (Solo Show)

O England My Lion-Heart (Solo Show)



The invites for my first solo show of 2015, O England My Lion-Heart, have arrived from the printers. 
Print maestro Martin Clark, of Tilley Letterpress in Ledbury, always does such an amazing job! Thank you so much Martin!

O England My Lion-Heart
An Exhibition of Prints by Paul Bommer
at the
Lion Street Store, 6 Lion Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7LB

Friday 1st May --> Friday 22nd May, 11 am --> 5 pm (Closed Tuesdays)
PREVIEW OPENING: Friday 1st May 6 --> 8 pm