Saturday, November 3, 2012

City on the Hill

City on the Hill by Roberta Warshaw
City on the Hill, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I am trying to make a new collage every day. It isn't always possible but I do enjoy the challenge.

This piece is collaged from elements I created using my new Gelli printing plate.

As you can see the colors are very different from my usual highly saturated colors. When I use the plate I can get some very subtle colors which I really like.

I am happy to have found this plate because in a way, it reminds me of working on the encaustic hot plate which, as you may remember, I had an allergic reaction to.

I very much like printing as I had never really tried it before. I look forward to trying more involved layering as I improve my techniques.

I just have to remember to let the paint really dry before I collage with it. I am using Golden Open Acrylics with the plate and they require more drying time than regular acrylics.

4 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Glad you posted the rest of them right on the left. They are stunning!

Roberta said...

Thanks Rosaria. Hope all is well with you.

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

Seeing your art and reading about the way you work is helping me re-examine the way I work. I'm so glad you share this with the world.

Robbie said...

I love this piece, Roberta!! It's beautiful!!! Love the colors!