Saturday, September 30, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Shameless pun. ;- y This is a twist on the Fool Tarot card. The fool is usually accompanied by a small dog. Here he's traveling with a bunny...but not for much longer.
I used watercolor pencils to punch up a monotype ghost. Next I'll try ordinary watercolors.
Friday, September 22, 2006
A fool and his bunny are soon parted. ;-j
Actually it's neither. They're both ghost prints. The plate was overinked and the first print was very dark. But there was still a lot of ink on the plate so I made several ghosts. Then, on a lark, I decided to see if the over-dark print would print, so I put it on top of the plate and printed several more. I actually ended up with an edition of 10 monotypes from one plate! That's gotta be a record.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
4"x6" intaglio etching & watercolor
Otherwise known as the Longaberger Basket Building, corporate offices of the premium basket makers. My sister works in the basket building. It's really kewl. 8-] This is an ant's eye view.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
monotype 4" square
Here's Loki just lolligagging around. His favorite position on the couch. It's also my way of making lemonade out of a particularly sour lemon. The blue was way too sticky and hard to work with so I rerolled with red and traced again. Faint blue lines came up by way of outline, and as I worked I got a kewl grape (except for a few nicely placed patches of red). So all in all a success.
I liked the background when I did it, but I think I'd make it recede into the background next time. It does on the ghosts.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
monotype ghost, colored pencil 4"x6"
This is the palest ghost print -- barely an outline -- with colored pencil. Just the pimaries, red, blue and yellow. Softened and blended with a tissue. May do a little more, but I kind of like it. It was fun to do. Took me back -- waaay back -- for an afternoon. ;-> Just color, color, color.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
viscosity monotype 4"x6"
Whispers, more cave art, with an emphasis on secondary colors. Didn't manage any green, but I've got a nice maroon, purple, orange thing going on.
It's hard to tell intensities with a monotype. Hence the rock weathering comes forward a little more than I intended.
I have ghosts to watercolor, with one on Arches 88 for colored pencil.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Billy's first Halloween. Mmmm, tasty. I think he was trying to eat the light.
Monotypes are compulsive. I need to watercolor the ghost. It's overall softer with no dark lines. I'm really taken with the technique, tho you can't exactly make an edition.
I want to do this image as a woodcut. I think it would be pretty interestng.