Monday, April 19, 2010

Painting Walls-Decorative Art

I have been working on painting the entryway between the living and dining rooms at Conor's house. I painted on all the sunflowers first. There are 7 total, and now I am filling in the empty space with whatever shape comes out of my paintbrush.

The colors seem to vary depending on how I am feeling that day, which is a strange concept to me, and the shapes alter from day to day as well. Some areas have a certain feel to them and others have a different type of energy. It is good to be painting again.

Note: the print you see in the background is indeed mine. I gave it to Conor for Christmas this last year.

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.