I've named this series of 13 prints "Bird vs Backyard" highlighting how the Scrub Turkeys' cross the boundaries between urban and natural areas. Locals have a 'love/hate' relationship with them and keen gardeners are frustrated by the turkeys' instincts to collect mulch to create their nest mounds. Its quite a backyard battle!
And a first for me, I took a short video as a printed - its at the bottom of this post. I must admit it was a low-tech video using my phone and a selfie stick but I hope you enjoy it!
|I always like to plan my compositions before I start printing -|
laying out my stencils and objects to see how they work together.
|I was gifted some awesome mesh which I used in my wren|
prints last week. Here are the marks left by the mesh on the plate
from a previous print, ready to print off onto the next print.
|A happy accident - I was inking up a stencil on scrap paper|
and it ''printed itself'....nice! I'll find a use for it - right now it reminds me
of the magic of monoprinting and the serendipity of the process.
|One that didn't quite work. I changed my colours after this one.|
I'll still use it for something, maybe cut it up.
|The best print in the series (in my opinion). Blue and brown are my|
favourite colours, so I keep coming back to them.
|I reverted back to my old technique a few times, overprinting|
on ghost prints which provided more interesting marks and textures.
|White space is always a good compositional tool,|
but its tricky to get the balance right like I did here.