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Working on this present series of nine images I am no longer afraid of the last stage where I go in and modify, clean, edit the print stage. I think that the reason of my fear was that this stage is more a controlled process whereby the collage stage and print stage not controlled and I like accidents,
In this particular piece, I modified using my Caran D'ache Neocolor I oil and wax crayons
We're coming into the last stretch. This has been a great challenge for me. Working in series with Gelli Plate and collage then doing modifying has kept me busy almost daily with one step or another, not to mention photographing the steps, editing, and posting. I really love working in the series mode.
For the last stretch, I have about nine in the pot. All quite similar as far the color palette goes, all started with collaging first, then a few layers of Gelli Prints, and of course the modifying with paint.
Don't Pay Attention to the Woman Behind the Screen
I hardly throw anything that I have put some sort of paint marks. I have several shopping bags with handles that hold them. The pile of Gelli prints is also growing. Found a piece with grey and brown scribbles probably from a previous course. Actually fell in love with it. Tore it in half and pasted them into pieces of light cartridge paper. Added some pieces of collage. I may go back and add some color or Gelli Prints
Today when visiting my daughter, she brought home a sculpture that my grandson, Uri 8 yrs, made. I just had to shvitz (brag) a little. It was chosen among others to be on display at the Dept. of Education in Jerusalem.
Oils and Cold Wax
12.5 x 19.5"
This has many layers, I sort of lost control. Has to sit around a bit till it tells me what it needs.
At Reuven's suggestion, the masonite was not gessoed. I really missed that texture
I am finally getting a grip on painting in acrylics. I was in the habit of smearing the paint around on the palette like I do in oils, bad habit. They dry and form a film. Now I put each color in a small plastic cosmetic container (1" wide and 1/2+ deep) add a touch of retarder. Keeps them moist.