Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More Surprises

Print
Collage
Mask Print
Paint
Number 4  
Left 3 layers of Print 

Added Collage

                         
Cycle of Circles
Masks and Print
Paint
7" x 5"
240 gm paper






Number 5
Left 3 layers of Print 

Added Collage

Let Down Your Golden Hair
Masks and Print
Paint
5" x 7"
240 gm paper

Number 6 
Three Print Layers
Added Collage

Stand by Me
5" x 7"
Masks and Print
Paint
5" x 7"
240 gm paper



                     

                                                    








Friday, October 27, 2017

Surprise Surprise I


Back to my Gelli printing course. I am still amazed at all the surprises that show up in the printing process. I did the second part of lesson 5 which dealt with first collage and then prints, These exercises start with printing, 3 layers, collage, printing with masks, and finishing with painting. No wonder a number of surprises in these steps. I worked in a series of 6 pieces, used a limited palette.


            

 Stage 1 three printings each with a different color, use of string and paper masks. I changed the order of the colors


           

Stage 2 The addition of collage pieces



Peanut Butter
5" x 7"
240gm paper
Gelli print\
Collage
Gelli print + painting

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One Two get Ready to Play
5" x 7"
240gm paper
Gelli print\
Collage
Gelli print + painting

Follow my Star
5" x 7"
240gm paper
Gelli print\
Collage
Gelli print + painting









Thursday, October 26, 2017

That's How the Light Gets In


I recently took time off for a free online course hosted by Laly Mille called Into the Light. She is a very inspirational and creative teacher.and the course was very interesting. I learned many new techniques and processes. 

That's How the Light Comes In
13" x  9" 
240 gm paper

The project was to find our North Star to help guide us in our creative process. I didn't quite see my star in the meditation process, just a background of dark greens and orange light. The inspiration for this piece is from Leonard Cohen's Anthem, one of my favorite songs. The chorus was written with Posca pen.

I started this piece with green cutouts from a newspaper pasted in the form of a mosaic wall. Added piece of orange and yellow tissue paper, crayon work, acrylic paints, and charcoal stick


Monday, October 16, 2017

Gelli-print Masking II

Lesson IV

Masking several similar shapes with various colors and textures
Cleaning up the edges and modifying the colors and shapes.
Painting in a background.
Adding collage optional



Walking Through the Planets
8" x 8"
240-gram white paper 

Found this torn scrape on the floor. Glad I picked it up!


8" x 8"
240-gram white paper 
Off the press  A Mess

Cleaned and modified
8" x 8"
240-gram white paper 
This is an important part of the process, 
 "Paint into your shapes using a brush: clean up edges, alter color or nuance. This is an important part of the process, and it takes time, a lot more time than the original printing of shapes. " Jane Davies

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gelli-print Masking I

Lesson IV

Masking several similar shapes with various colors and textures
Cleaning up the edges and modifying the colors and shapes.
Painting in a background.
Adding collage optional

Masking various shapes to an image can be very tricky, Sometimes they come Not in the place you imagined. Sometimes you forget to cover parts of the plate that was exposed by the mask. Big mess.
Made lots of starts with this lesson and started with the ones that didn't come out so good.


Off the Press
8" x 8"
240-gram white paper 

Cleaning up
7" x 7"
240-gram white paper 


Painted background
Added Collage
7" x 7"
240-gram white paper 





Exercise II Tweaks

Exercise II Tweaks

Did a few tweaks on Start 10. These will definitely be cut up. Not a very happy camper!

Hopes 
9" x 5.4"
Top Cut
Basically cleaned up some edges and made the blue stronger


Hopes 2
9" x 5.4"
Bottom Cut
Here I added more collage and crayons work,



Collage & Gelli-printing Exercise III

Collage & Gelli-printing  Exercise III

Start 11

I am feeling quite overwhelmed by the amount of starts and pieces that I yet posted about. So I am starting the day editing photos and trying to catch up.  Start 11 was done with start 10. The process was first collage and then  Gelli-print and then more crayon work and maybe more collage. Working on the photos and seeing the work on the big screen on I could see that I could do more tweaks here and there. Maybe cut them for cards!


Start 11
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Layer Collage
Layer Gelli-print


Above the Mountains
9" x 5.4"
Top Cut

And Suddenly a Peacock Emerged
9" x 5.4"
Bottom Cut



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Collage & Mono-printing Exercise II

Mono-printing & Collage Exercise II

Start 10

There are many ways to incorporate collage and Gelli-printing. In lesson 4 Jane describes first printing some layers and then adding collage and the other way around collage pieces than Gelli printing. With both, there are steps where you can modify the prints and add other elements. These exercises were first collage and then Gelli printing, then more collage.

In start 10 there are already 3 layers: collage, Gelli print, collage + crayon.

Start 10
23 x 33 cm 240grm
Layer Collage
Layer Gelli-print

Hopes WIP
9" x 5.4"
Top Cut
Added more collage + crayons

Hopes 2 WIP
9" x 5.4"
Bottom Cut
Added more collage + crayons

 Although I an NOT completely happy with the results I am posting. Still not feeling totally in control!



Monday, October 2, 2017

Mono-printing & Collage Exercise I

Mono-printing & Collage  Exercise I


Well, I welcome getting back to the shigra, routine. With September challenge over now, I can give full attention to my online course of Gelli printing and collage by Jane Davies. I have skipped around some so I have to go back a few lessons. However, I did 4 starts of collage then gel prints so I will post them first. These are definitely learning experiences. I need to control the amount of paint on the plate, I need more transparent paints, and I need a larger Gelli plate, which I have ordered! YAY!


23 x 33 cm 240grm
Layer Collage
Layer Gelli-print


I really could kick myself for not taking images before printing process. It would have been a great learning tool for me that I lost.

End of Summer
9" x 5.4"
Top Cut
Layer collage + crayons

Although I still have lots to learn with the combination of these techniques I rather like this piece.Thc contrasts of the lights and darks, The muted colors and the brights, The small collage piece work together.



WIP
9" x 5.4"
Bottom Cut
Layer collage + crayons

This piece seems to be at war. Each side fighting for my attention. I may remove that white piece that divides the image or maybe just separate the two!