Saturday, May 17, 2014

A little more of this and that….

My work table

It’s clear, sanded and since that shot, repainted and put back together so I can work.

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While clearing things, sorting and trying to release some supplies I never use I came across print making supplies. Most of it I gave away but I’m keeping one or two oil based inks and all the water based inks. Of course, my ADD self stopped sorting and had to do some monoprints. These first two became mixed media pieces and I really liked how they came out. They were for a weekend drawing event over at wetcanvas.com

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The next one is the house I grew up in, it was bright red so before I gave that red ink away I had to do it. I didn’t take time to find a photo so this is from memory and for printmaking one has to work backwards. By the time I got to the door and windows on the front porch I was on a trip down memory lane and forgot to put them in backwards so on the finished print, they’re backward. It doesn’t bother me enough to change it, I still recognize home.

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And then it was Tuesday….

On Tuesdays I paint with some friends, outside in when weather permits, inside churches or coffee shops when it doesn’t. Last Tuesday it was wet so we were in Grand Haven Garden House’s Greenhouse. http://www.ghgardenhouse.com/home

It has so many choices for painting or drawing…. This is what I settle on this week

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Before I settled on the orange circles on the pot I walked around taking photos for other possibilities; this is one of those shots….

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Back home and back into the studio…

A friend wants an ink drawing of their home up north. I’ve done the drawing but after getting back to the monoprints and turning them into mixed media pieces I thought I’d like to try it with their house. This is in process, the collage pieces haven’t been glued yet, still thinking about placement.  Once it’s done I’ll add a watercolor wash to the one she asked for and send them both. 

2 comments:

Joan Tavolott said...

I like your monotypes. These look like fun to do. Glad you are getting out en plein air. You know i love that the best. Enjoy!

Jo Castillo said...

This whole post looks like fun. Nice double commission for the price of one! You are amazing.