Saturday, January 29, 2011

Work in Progress

...still a long way to go.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Abstract Expression

Just experimenting with mixed media on paper. Each piece is about 7 x 13 1/2 inches. Let's see... for these ones, I used black conte crayon, sumi ink, watercolor, white oil pastel and graphite pencil.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Flower Head Prints

These are partly-monotype silkcreen prints. The first two passes, background and the shape of the figure are all the same. And then I painted details(face and flowers) on the screen, then squeegeed them. Pretty tedious process, I must say. The painting part takes a long time because water-based ink dries so quickly and clogs up the mesh. I had to wash the screen after every pass which was about 7 times on each one excluding the first two passes. Boo!

These ladies turned out the way I envisioned them though. Screen printing is in itself a tedious process anyway but most of the time pretty rewarding.