Friday, May 31, 2013
As artists, we all leave our mark, and I was working with monoprint when this challenge came up. And doing monoprinting is a way of making marks. I chose this image of Saga Oseberg at sea, with wind in her sail. I have been working a bit with the original Viking ship Oseberg since my final piece for my City of Guilds course, I just love this ship. Saga Oseberg is an exact copy of the original, made with old tools, no modern machines. Even the Graffiti carvings on the old one is copied, and the quilted boat shape in the background is one of these carvings.
Since my last two pieces are green, I decided Not to use green in this one. I decided to go black and white on this, with a little contrast colour. Another of our old Viking boats, Gokstad, had shields in black and yellow, so I ended with this golden yellow. Hand-quilted ship, and machine-quilted background. Greta.