Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Busy Art Day

Tina sealed my pastel woodcuts with final fixative.  They look more jeweltone.  All along I was thinking they'd look muddy or dark, but I guess fixative has improved since I was in high school.  
;-}  I'll have pics later.

Pastel'd a mini-dragonfly ~ from an ATC exchange.

3-color technique (red, green, yellow-orange) with purple and a reddish brown in the background.  Also a thin line of dark blue under the body to make it more 3-D.

Worked on a new chop.

I prefer the rectangular one.  Looks more like two separate letters.

Square is ok, more chop-like.  Have to see if it reads like an e and an s. 

So what size?


About that I'd say.

Or this?


Terry Sargent Peart said...

Yes, I like the rectangular one better, too. Both are very nice though. I'm hoping you show your process on making the actual chop. What are you making it out of?

Ellen Shipley said...

Thanx Terry, I'm not sure. Maybe lino? Shina? Ideally I'd like to have one made, but I need to find someone who carves them. Oh, or maybe soapstone? Decisive, aren't I. ;- ]