Saturday, September 15, 2012
As I mentioned in my last post, I had been frustrated and ended up melting off most of my work when I discovered I could blot the paint up with tracing paper and get some interesting results.
I soon realized that I was essentially doing monoprinting in a very basic way.
So I did a little research online and found this wonderful DVD by Paula Roland. I had remembered that a colleague of mine had gone to Santa Fe last year and took one of her workshops, so I decided that since I was not going to make it to Santa Fe anytime soon, I would buy the DVD.
I cannot tell you how impressed I was with this DVD by Paula. She is so thorough, and so knowledgable that you really need to watch it multiple times. I watched it all the way through the first time and then I broke it up into sections. I decided that doing it in small amounts is the best way for me to learn all the techniques she shows. It is an entirely different way of painting for me and I really like it.
This is the first piece I did. It is actually a collage of two of the prints I made.
I like this technique a lot and I think it will enable me to get creative and find my voice in the medium sooner than I had imagined.
Thank you Paula!