Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Flower Designs

Flower #1 by Roberta Warshaw
Flower #1, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

Another thing I love about these prints are the visible brush strokes.

They are much more like my painting style than anything else I have done so far.

I have found that by adding a generous amount of Open Acrylic Medium, I can get some lovely brush strokes to happen.

I have always enjoyed making "fake" flowers as some of you may remember from my polymer clay days. I painted and sketched the real flowers and over time I have abstracted them into their own unique flower-ness.

I am planning on gathering them together when I have enough and creating some kind of book for them.

For now I am happily printing away!

7 comments:

Ann Gorbett said...

I am loving these prints, Roberta!

ZenDotStudio said...

Nice! I haven't tried the open acrylics yet. I have some "retarder" I wonder if it would give the same effect when added to acrylic paint?

Reshma at colorcanopy.blogspot.com said...

Almost thought that was a rangoli pattern. Rangoli is an chalk art from India. Looks beautiful!

Roberta said...

Thank you Ann!

Roberta said...

Not sure about that. I guess just try it and see before you spend money on the Open Acrylics.

Roberta said...

Thanks Reshma! I never heard of a rangoli pattern. I will have to look it up!

Joanne Holtje said...

I have been (silently) enjoying your adventures in print making!
Is this another collagraph?
I tried that technique recently with little success. I made the plates with too much relief. I will have to try masking tape!
Anyway, your design have such graphic strength, and then paired with the painterly brush work.... terrific!
I look forward to more!