I've been busy printing over the Christmas break, exploring a few different monoprint directions.
I blogged last week about a series I created of Magpie prints, using minimal colours.
My second series of works was based around some leaves I picked up whilst mountain bike riding - they were beautiful fat, dome shaped leaves which I thought would make a great background on a circular plate. I also cut a new stencil of a Willie Wagtail bird using my soldering iron on thin plastic - makes great edges.
Below are photos of my print sessions and the resulting prints, enjoy!
|A plate in progress, showing the layering of objects|
that will produce the wonderful textures that I'm addicted to.
|The leaves....such character!|
Luckily they fit into the pockets of my bike jersey.
And yes the ride was fun though of course I fell off (again).
|A print with two plates - one square and one round.|
One leaf and one stencil.
|Willie Wag Tail print - too cute!|
Note the aqua colour again - its my favourite....
|Using Prussian Blue for the Willie Wag Tail,|
instead of black. I think it lifts the print a bit,
or maybe I just like more colour!
|Print using the reverse side of the stencil,|
with all the colours picked up from the plate and leaf
in previous print runs. Delicious!