Today was a Double Elephant print workshop day. I got into Exeter very early and went to my favourite place for coffee, Café Espresso. It’s tucked away on Little Castle Street and I usually have the whole upstairs to myself in the morning. They make the best lattes in Exeter and have freshly baked croissants and pastries. Best of all it’s not a chain. There’s a good view of the ruined gatehouse of Rougemont Castle, a Norman (11th c.) ringwork fortress from upstairs. The surrounding buildings are Georgian and Regency. A very pretty spot.
At the print workshop we made collagraphs which is sticking flat textured things to a piece of lino or card with white latex paint, letting it dry, coating it with varnish and after that has dried, inking it up and putting it through the press to make a print onto paper. Next week I’ll make some prints off of it . . . . .
River with trees and rocks
Sunlight and shadows