Saturday, 31 May 2014
This is a continuation of my
collograph series, taking graphite rubbings onto mulberry paper from a gritty sand gel plate, and adding acrylic colour wash in layers. .Golden yellow seems to be quite a strong colour to use in large quantities but near white and blue it can be glowing and sunny.
With a show deadline looming in August and the garden season upon us I have decided to expand my current series and try to learn what I can from the process using different colour schemes. I have been aiming for more simplicity and possibilities for luminosity.
They continue to take the form of textured streamscapes with podlike vessels, seen from above, travelling in close proximity to each other, sometimes passing into partial shadow.
I was hoping to achieve a predominance of yellow over blue and I think that this one just squeaks into that category with an addition of light blue to temper the brassiness.
Originally I was concerned about the composition being too much in halves, with my strongest yellow breaching the middle and the two elements similar in size, but decided that it reads more like thirds. For next time I will keep any lines from running right to the corner, given the strong diagonal movement and perhaps vary the size of my elements more noticeably.