Friday, May 31, 2013

Seasonal colour

The title is a little tongue in cheek - just a hint of conifer green and holly berry red to enliven this monochrome, monoprinted winter tree scene. I  played with monoprinting, and wanted
to make marks that were extremely primitive, almost prehistoric or childish. Black acrylic brayered onto acetate, marks made with cotton buds, printed on plain white cotton. As usual, I did samples of complicated quilting, but ended up with simplicity, outlining and satin stitch fill. I added a few stars, but my mother helpfully pointed out that if it is snowing, the stars won't be out!

11 comments:

  1. This is delicate and mysterious and totally captures the feel of a snowy night. I do like those stars, sometimes they peep through.

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  2. You succeeded in getting the delicacy in your monoprinting that I was trying for but didn't get. Well done. I really like the subdued colour palette and the sashing.

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  3. Janice, the sashing was my solution to the problem of only having the acetate A4 size (letter), so had to join sections. Rather than look un-joined, I added the sashing, but I agree, it added something good.

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    1. I realized that and really liked how you had turned a potential problem into an asset.

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  4. Monoprinting is fun and immediate but not always easy to incorporate into an overall effective piece. Well done Julia.

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  5. Grand job of monoprinting and the color addition is subtle and does give balance.

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  6. Fun to see I'm not the only one using monoprint and black and white. And how different the results can be. I like your winter landscape.

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  7. Love the variety of textures that become even more evident with the monochromatic color scheme.

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  8. I feel the quietness and calmness... I like the delicate adding other colors.

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  9. I love this piece with relation to the theme because it reminds me of finger painting. Our first and most intuitive marks! I admire the simple and serene feeling of this piece, knowing full well the complexity of technique that it required!

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