Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Another print experiment...

Another of my watersoluble mono prints that I've worked into, it's a bit curly here as I took the picture whilst it was drying. After spraying with fixative I gave it a coat of acrylic glaze medium to act as a barrier before painting on top. There was some re-melting of the brown pigment into the glaze but as it is an image of muddy river reflections I didn't worry too much ;) this would be a problem for other subjects and is something I will have to keep in mind. Once the barrier layer was dry I felt more confident in painting back into the print and so I added more acrylic paint, some of which was quite wet.

I think by painting into it I've made the reflections look more a part of the water rather than shapes and lines sitting on top.... I hope when you look at it you can feel the wet and cold of the water. 








 Just for fun after photographing the image I thought I'd have a tinker around with it on the computer.... I quite like these magenta/orange/violety combinations. Oh and I do like a good crop too.







It's been so much fun playing with these experiments and it's given me a lot of food for thought. I know that to anyone else they must look like strange scribblings but I think taking this time out to play has been very valuable. I must remember to do it more often.

2 comments:

WILLIE...! said...

Well, l'm just sitt'in here, with my lemon tea, (Earl Grey) of course. Scrolled down, AND Wow!
Love the bottom two....Oh! Yes...!
Reflections......Lovely!
Marmalade..'Reflections Of My Life' (1969). Just came to mind...! :)
AND, Yes like to see some more....!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Good evening Wille, I couldn't quite place the song so I googled it and watched it on utube - splendid! There will be lots more experiments on their way. Hope you have a lovely weekend.