Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Two More Fishkets

I said I would and I did…pushed that plate a couple more times to get these two prints.

This plate was done after the red one on the previous post.  I added a metallic gold over the remaining red and then played with the linocuts of fish and the gaskets to add more information to the plate.
After printing the gold print, I added a lovely blue over the remaining information and played some more even adding a new gasket.  

I have decided to call this series "Fishkets"….sounded better than Gaskish to me.  Now I am waiting for that big special coupon for the framing so they can be displayed together.

5.5" x 14"  Speedball Inks

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Gaskets and Fish

I have a smaller class this semester for Monoprinting and this affords me a little press time of my own.  Yesterday, I brought a group of gaskets I picked up somewhere and some linocuts of some fish I had done awhile back. Now generally gaskets and fish wouldn't be in the same thought but when one of those gaskets looks like a shell the mind seems to think, "well…maybe".

On the first plate I mixed a teal blue for the background and then used the linocuts to stamp images on the plate. I also pressed some small gaskets into the wet background to lift some ink and leave a vague image. Then I inked the gaskets and placed them on the plate for printing.

When you remove the gaskets after printing there is lots of information left on the plate so without washing the plate I added yellow ink to the background and then stamped more fish and gaskets and printed a second paper. After that print there was still great information left on the plate so on to more manipulation and the red print.

I thought that would be it but darn if there wasn't even more interested stuff left behind.  Put the plate in my drawer to wait for next class and a few more pulls on the press.

5.5" x 14" Plates  Waterbased Speedball Inks

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A line here and a line there….

Haven't posted for a bit but I am not resting on my laurels….well maybe resting on one of them. How many do we have anyway?

The background of this piece is a monoprint I did as a quick demo on hand printing.  There were some faint images of a half daisy type flower so when it dried I added some ink and played with them.   5" x 7"

This is a page in my 5" square handbook which was done at one of my ZenFriends meetings.  Just playing around with newer tangles.

Another page in my 5" square handbook.  Started at another group get together and finished today with a cup of tea by my side.
Mookah, Flex, N'Zeppel and I guess sort of a variation on Hollibaugh.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Nap Time

The whole family went to Boulder for a wedding and one day while my grandson was napping in my room I sat with him and this little scene developed in my 5" x 5" Handbook

A sleepy, dreamy place in another world.
Are you getting drowsy????

Monday, September 7, 2015

Featured Artist….

…who me?  Yes me, thanks to my friend, Liberty at Liberty Fine Arts Gallery, I will be her featured artist for this month's Santiago Art Walk.

I will have 17 pieces and my sketchbooks on display.  If you are in the area stop by and say hi!

Free parking at the Santa Ana Train Depot
The Santiago Lofts and the Art Walk are across the street.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Whew! The end of summer….

The end of summer is always a flurry of events and activities.  Even though I haven't posted for a bit I'm still here and managing to get in some art!

These are some bits and pieces from playing around in my two different Zentangle groups.  I try and get one of the pages in my 5" x 5" handbook completed in each meeting.

This one was just playing with a couple of tangles, "Narwhal" and "Bundies".  I just dropped them anywhere on the page and at the end I added the grid behind them which seemed to anchor everything together.  Successful trick!

This page was just completed on Tuesday with my ZenFriends group.  Playing with "Narwahl" again only this time I turned them into little pods in a garden scene.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Art Journal Days

More fun playing, laughing, munching and tea.  What great days these are, spent with friends who are artsy, funny and wise.  Yes, there are words of wisdom in between the laughter!

Sharon gave me the little birds that were stamped on thin paper and then I just drew the funny flowers and bugs and added color.

The next page is "trying to be Jane Davies" playing with marks, lines, and colors.  I am signed up for a real Jane Davies workshop next year!  Excited!!
You can find her blog on my Blog Friends List on the right.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Colorful Zentangles

My sister ask if I had a piece of art she could have to give to someone who is going through a battle with cancer.  I did a few Zentangles for her to choose from.  This is the one that she chose after much decision making.  It is a mandala style Zentangle done on top of a monoprint.

This one was also in the "choose" pile.  I think it has a softer, flowy feel to it which makes my eye move and wander around the square.

I think these are both about 6" square.

Pen on Monoprints