Friday, April 9, 2010

Printmaking-Monoprints


I was proud of myself for being so careful with the white background of this composition. I get so messy when I am working most of the time, but I was on it that day.
















I am also very pleased with the colors that came out in these two pieces. They are quite different from anything else I have done. A little more earthy. They remind me of "autumn colors".

The first piece is 22"x 30". The second is a 13" square. Both are embossed with the visible image.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Colorful Monoprints

How about a little color? The blue monoprints are each 13"x13" and the yellow and green are 15"x15". These were part of a series of ten I had hanging in my show. Each is embossed with the image.

The texture you see in the background of the brighter blue and the yellow pieces is the result of inking two plates and then "kissing" them together. Sometimes I also placed stencils between the two plates to better preserve one of the colors. This process took place before running anything through the press.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Monoprints













Finally I have finished photo documentation of the last 200 works or so I have done in the last few months. Here are the first 3 for your viewing pleasure. These monoprints are 22x30" and were all a part of my thesis show.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fine Art Printmaking

...and another. This is actually the first print on Rives BFK paper (13"x13") I did for the senior thesis project series I am currently working on. I am a sucker for the traditional complementary color schemes and as red is my favorite color, I really enjoy this piece.

Every day I print seems to get better but I am always scared that I am going to lose my touch or forget how I made something. It's dumb because the prints always turn out better when I invent new ways to make them, but the anxiety and adrenaline comes just the same. I feel like I am competing with myself, with my work from the days before. Everyday I try to make better artwork. We'll see how this week goes.

22 days until my show opens...