Friday, October 4, 2013

more gelli printing

Photos from Day 3 of my Carla Sonheim, Gelli Printmaking class. A couple of pieces are finished, others need more work and two need a coat of white paint!! Carla says that there's a high miss rate on this type of printing. Out of a batch of 8 prints, you might only be satisfied with two or three. Others might need a little more work and the rest, relegated to an ever growing pile of collage fodder. Of course, she says that you could always start again on the back of the print, and if it turns out, and you end up selling it (as if!!), the buyer will get two prints for one. I'm still having a lot of fun by focusing on the process and not sweating the outcome. Today is the last day (Day 5) of the class and I'll be missing it terribly. Carla has given us a few more hints and suggestions on how to complete some of the pieces that still need work. One is quite radical and I can hardly wait to try it!!! I'll let you know how it all turns out in my next blog post.
By the way, did I ever tell you that I LOVE paint? There's something soothing about working with it in such a serendipity fashion. I literally zone out of the real world, by immersing myself in a sea of colour. It's a very sexy way to work!! Working nekkid is also a real option, but I'm conservative and prefer to work in my PJ's. Giggle! Did I tell you that I'm a morning person? No PJ's after noon for me, no siree Bob!

9 comments:

Beth said...

and I bet BOB likes it that way!!! Seriously I can't wait to see the 'radical' fix is... I see some real opportunities for some of the pieces you posted.

Rachel Murphree said...

really glad you're having fun! I hadn't heard of Big Cartel, just investigated it. cool.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks to Beth and Rachel!

Beth, the only Bob I know is my brother and that's just too weird. LOL! He'd me mortified!!!

Rachel, I think Big Cartel is used more in Europe, but I do know of a few Canadians who have shops there. I need to investigate more.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Beth,

I expect that these will all be tucked away for a while. I might like to do some work with India Ink on a few of them, but must practice first. I haven't worked with it for years and wouldn't want a big blob of black ink to spoil my favourite(s).

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Top picture on the left side is definitely a scene....see the trees in the background reflected in the water and the near shore at the front? 'course maybe I'm playing at finding things in clouds! Never mind, your experiments are fun to see.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

MA, definitely and it's a favourite. Also look at the one directly below it. I see a girl, holding a basket (upper left). Carla saw an alligator at the bottom of tat one and I see it too. LOL! Cloud dreaming is a lot of fun!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I meant that one and not "tat" one!

kaiteM said...

You're a funny one, i'm NOT imagining you dancing around your studio waving the paintbrush while shedding clothes as you go. Heheh
BTW, the gelli print papers look fabulous, looks like it's been a good class.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Kaite - as if!!!! I'm not quite that crazy. Thanks and the class has been good. Just what I needed to free up a little more creativity.