Friday, April 23, 2010

What a difference a press makes

This has been a great week, busy but good things happened.  I had my grandson two days which is always good but I also got a lot of art done.  I’ve been doing watercolor monoprints and printing by hand.  I’ve posted some in the past.  This week I did several plates and my good friend Annie Morgan suggested I print them using her press.  That’s what I did today and here they all are hanging on the line drying. 

prints drying 3 prints on the line

I still need to scan, cut mats and frame.  So far I’ve gotten one scanned, “The Gang’s All Here.”

The Gang's All Here

I love doing this and I’m happy with the results, especially now that I know I can use a press to print them.  I’ve been doing small ones, this is the largest and it’s just 8 x 8.  This is something I can do while my grandson is here because it’s fairly portable.  At least one of those I finished today is a repeat of one I had done before and printed by hand.  I’ll post those when I get the scanning done.


Melly Testa said...

I love these! And the manner you hung them on the line is ingenious. Keep having fun!

Joan said...

I love the bikes in a row...but I find them a nightmare to draw...and you did so many. These look like a lot of fun!

Cathy Gatland said...

Gosh, you've been busy Helen, I love all your printmaking and the bikes are great!