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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Liz #11 Acrylic monoprint turned painting, 5x8

I reposted it, so hopefully you can see the brushstrokes over the print.


This started out as a monoprint , acrylic on glass, looking in the mirror. I liked the texture and that all the paint came off the glass, but not the lack of strong values, I think due to the extender. I added violets , another dab of green , then dabs of orange , more brush strokes and it evolved to more of a painting. While dabbing colors I stopped looking in the mirror and played more with the color values and surface texture.

5 comments:

Lorrie Klosterman said...

This process sounds so interesting, Liz. I know next to nothing about printmaking steps, so am learning some from you. From what I can see the colors are lively and interesting... I would like to look more closely--can you post a larger version ? (Only if you want to though--you'll have to sign in again and then "edit" this post to do so).
The woman in the print is you, yes?

MEliz said...

Yes, it started out as me. I used my phone camera and email to post it, I will redo it. It is fun to repaint the ghost image on the plate and print again, each is a variation.

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Sent by your phone!! Amazing!!

Meowlissa said...

Love this. I've always been a big fan of lots of color :)

Kristin said...

I am excited that you started painting on top of your monoprints! I love process that combines chance and precision; can lead to very cool result. I am excited to see the larger post.