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Nov 04 2015

Dispatches From Hellpeckersville-What I Did With The Prints

A few weeks ago, in my last post I was making a lot of prints on my home made gelatin plate. I had a giant stack of beautiful papers, but what to do with them? I had an idea that I wanted to make some kind of collage, but not just random bits of paper. I like bright colors, but I didn’t want them to fight against each other too hard. Here’s what I came up with.

The trees, the lady and the sun are cut from the papers I printed on the plate, the canvas is painted with acrylics, then I used various stencils, inks and stamps, a little glazing, and there it is. It’s 11×14.

It has a companion piece that I am just putting the finishing touches on. This one is smaller, only 8×10, and on a flat canvas, I found the stretched canvas a little awkward to work on. (not that I won’t work on it again, I will) Again, lady, tree, moon, and cats cut from my prints and then put onto painted background and more paint and ink added.

 

I’m pretty happy with both of them. Not only that, but I have several more planned out in my head. And that’s good, because I bought a pile of canvases, that I probably shouldn’t have, but I did. Because I haven’t been this engaged in something for years.

And here, if you’re still at all interested, is the first practice piece I did, to see if any of what was in my head was going to work at all.

Does that look blurry? Hmm, I’m going to have to play with this new format a little to figure this stuff out. Could be my camera too. It’s just the one on my phone.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to while the blog was down.

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