Saturday, October 13, 2018

More Transfer Experiments

I seem to be wandering all about. Did experiments in Gelli Plate transfers that didn't finish. Workshop figure studies to post and continue. This morning couldn' sleep so did some experiments in mono-printing on my Gelli plate. Hey there Carol, FOCUS!

OK, photographed the transfers so I can post. Seems every time I look and photograph there is something to tweak. Have to stop somewhere, they are really just experiments. Really was feeling the technique and if something worked it was just luck!

You can find the WIP here

Windows to my Soul
8 x 10 "
Heavy Textured Paper
Acrylics Collage Watercolor Neocolor I crayons 

Gel transfers references should be high contrasted. The first step with dark colors and second with lighter. These are fun to do, can be addictive. Lots of trial and error. I worked on the print with my wax crayons and decided to make use of the map as a frame.

"London isn't waiting for me
There too I'll be alone"
Chava Alberstein
9.5  x  13 "
Gelli print on a map of London

Print off press

Magazine page with added crayons

Magazine page after placing on the plate

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Seated Figure Tweaked

From the e-course

The last project for Feel The Pose course was a seated figure. Decided it needed a little tweaking, was too much a student painting. Still, more work to be done on the head and hair Actually I liked the first sketch better, more abstract!

WIP  Tweaked

Seated Figure Layer 3
Oil on Gessoed Paper

Seated Figure
9 x 11 " Sketchpad
Charcoal and Wax Crayons on Acrylic Background

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Gelli Printing Transfers

Wow, October already! September challenges finished. New year, new start. Workshop tomorrow YAY!

During September I did some experimenting with transfers with Gelli printing. Really tricky need just the right contrast image and paint combinations. But, whatever the outcome, there is always something to work with.

Brayered the reference with some colors and used sections as collage pieces. Added watercolor and wax crayons. Love how the crayons lay on the acrylic. After photographing I see more interesting shapes I may develop.

8 x 10 "
Heavy Textured Paper
Acrylics Collage Watercolor Neocolor I crayons 

Print from transfer

Reference Photo
Not enough contrast

No real relationship between the reference!

PS Instagram down to 190! I am following JUST 25-26! Maybe a few more that aren't following me.
Got that down from more than 2000 YIKES