Saturday, December 7, 2019

More monoprinting

I have been working on a small 6x6 gel plate. I know I said I was going to go larger but I really love working small. The only thing about the small plate I don't like is the rounded corners but they are easily fixed so I don't sweat it. I also love working square for some reason.

I took a short online class with Linda Germain on Monoprinting Mountains. I found it quite helpful since I was having some trouble trying to figure out the progression from light to dark and front to back with my masks.

The weather here in Tucson has been delightful lately and I have been doing a lot of walking. I am trying to do a 10,000 steps a day routine but it is not so easy! When I was back in Boston visiting my mom in the hospital,  I walked over 14,000 steps in one day and could barely walk the next day! That is a lot of steps! But I am taking a bit of a break from biking right now. So walking is a good alternative.  Plus when I walk, I am more apt to stop and pick leaves for mono printing. And who can resist that! I always like finding a new plant to try out with my plate!

I recently discovered Golden Paints Bronze in Open Acrylics from Lee Monts.   Lee is a Golden Paint educator and his experiments with bronze are very inspiring. I will post some of my experiments with it soon.   It is a highly unusual paint color. It actually turns green as real bronze does due to oxidation. So it is very hard to control but the results are pretty amazing.

Thats all for now! Enjoy the weekend!

1 comment:

Robbie said...

Always enjoying seeing your work!!! Love your new adventure with the mono prints!!!