Thursday, 29 January 2015
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
I always had trouble with my home made gelatine plate seeming to dry out the acrylic paints, partly because of the warm weather that we've been having but even in the cool weather I was having trouble. I decided to try some 'Drying Retarder' and what a difference that makes!
I'm thinking of using these mono-prints as a sort of background to the more definite sun-prints, rather than the solid black or purple that I've been trying out recently. More play necessary!
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
used a collage plate made out of all the fine bits of off-cuts of 'rubber' from when I originally carved the stamps. Needless to say, I've fiddled with the colours a bit in Photoshop.
The original plate above, and a Photoshop inverted image below.
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Oh well, one good print for a couple of hours work isn't too bad I suppose.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Monday, 19 January 2015
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Maybe I'll have to use several colours of paint, or go with a bronze which does show up on all fabrics. Decisions, decisions!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
The other one is O.K, but a bit too regular.
Monday, 12 January 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015
I started to wonder if a black background might be the answer in terms of contrast, but although it does indeed provide a contrast, perhaps the purple would provide more of a 'zing' to the composition.
With a burst of sunny weather today I dashed off a couple of purple spiral patterns which I think will work well, although the top left green piece is worrying me in that position.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Friday, 9 January 2015
It's a bit better balanced I think as a result, but maybe the in between strips are too wide ?
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
I think a couple of splashes of purple might be in order too.
Monday, 5 January 2015
Saturday, 3 January 2015
The butterflies are all photographs of actual butterflies that I have in a long-ago-butterfly collection and I made a fun printer's tray of images with the photos, then made a negative and then sun printed it today. It's not quite what I was aiming for, a sort of cyanotype, but again it's amazing what detail can be obtained.