Sunday, November 11, 2012

Landscape #2

Landscape #2 by Roberta Warshaw
Landscape #2, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
I am becoming quite productive with these gelatin prints. They really speak to me in a new way. I am finding that I like the ones that just seem to fall together quickly rather than obsessing over minutae.

And I like the colors on this one. Especially that color on the top. I originally thought it was the sky but I see now where it is the treeline on the edge of a lake.

It reminds me of the lake we used to stay at in Monterey, MA. called Lake Garfield.

It also makes me a little sad. I am not sure why. Perhaps it is part of the stirring up of the sad memories of my old life in the country.

I don't know but I am not letting it stop me. The colors here are only three. Cobalt blue, cadmium red, and Indian yellow.

They make a lovely blue gray and wonderful rusts.


Joanne Holtje said...

This is like a little Haiku: concise, expressive, and a little mysterious.
It does evoke a melancholic mood. Barren. Those tree spikes pierce the gentle curve of the lake like a pang of loneliness.

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

What paints are you using? Craft paint is fine for playing, but the colors are dull unless you seal them. Not sure I want to invest in yet more art stuff (and where would I put it all?) but on the other hand having good materials always makes a difference. What paper are you using? I read on Flickr someone said to use photography backdrop paper. I happen to have a 9ft roll of the stuff on my living room floor, but would have to beg husband to help me cut some off it it. I think today is a print day. *big grin*

Roberta Warshaw said...

Well said Joanne. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Roberta Warshaw said...

I am using Golden Open Acrylics for my paint and I am using 300 lb 100% rag paper for the backing. I am using Japanese Hoshu paper for the actual printing. I was using the shiny side but I accidentally discovered that the rough side really gives better results. Hope this helps.

Robbie said...