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.


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...!
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.