Saturday, March 28, 2009
Oh goodness- the fish. I just finished up this piece last week. I started this piece after a family reunion where one of my 150 cousins, Trevor and his brother Blaine caught these huge slimy beautiful fish in the "Bluehole" - as we call it. It had been on a board for almost a year and I decided to take some time and hand-embellish the monotype. I think I embellished / painted on top more than I usually do, BUT I got a great dry brush effect on the top layers for the highlights. I really am happy with the way it turned out and even took it to the framer...it will also be in my gallery space at Artists at Work next week. So exciting!
Here are three GELATIN Monoprints...monoprints are a little different than monotypes. I have enjoyed learning this process. These were not printed on archival paper because I was experimenting but I am happy with the results and look forward to working with more string and ribbons to do some non-objective pieces. It is a nice way to get my brain out of realism for a moment and just throw some things on the plate. I read about this process in Rayna Gillman's "Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth" and used paper instead. It's a neat book about textile art and shows some different techniques that could easily be implemented on paper.
This is a hand embellished oil monotype of Cacapon State Park. My husband went running around these trails and I took tons of photos and made sketches and FINALLY got this print finished up last week. I can't wait to see it framed. It will be in my gallery space at Artists at Work next week!