Sunday, 31 August 2014
I am choosing to use two pieces that are on display in my solo show for the challenge as the time has flown by for me this summer. They are both collograph prints, which get their texture and line from a rubbing plate, made by drawing into fine pumice gel with the flat end of a square stick. The plate can then be used for printing or rubbings and any other combination of techniques you may desire. Thin acrylic wash is added in layers to fabric (top) or mulberry paper (bottom) that has been sprayed with a fine mist. The first composition is simple but works as both a landscape of sorts or as an overview of pods or vessel shapes in close proximity. I like how the pumice stone gives a grainy texture to the print and that this one sold at my show.
The second uses greys made from mixing ultramarine, burnt sienna, and umber to get both warm and cool variations that work well with their more saturated family members.