3 in a row

It’s most unusual for this infrequent blogger to post three days in a row however here I am again reporting on my monoprint adventures.

Therewasn’t so much time to play today and there wasn’t as much success.  One thing I have discovered is that as much as I adore Hundertwasser’s paintings and architecture I think I have a long way to go in learning to manage strong and contrasting colours.

My successes came in the subtle colours or in the use of texture with bright paints.  That being said it is on the scrap paper where I rolled off the excess paint that I found small sections that delighted me.

Some of todays results:

A small secton using bubble wrap to create texture . . . I had painted the primary colours on the plate.   I can see I'll use sections of this and the one following but I must admit I'm not that keen on them.

A small section using big one-inch bubble wrap to create texture . . . I had painted the primary colours on the plate.   I’ll use sections of this and the one following but I must admit I’m not that keen on them.

Yello and red, mixed on the plate and pounced with a plastic bag for texture . . . close but no cigar.  Don't think I'm giving up with the bright colours, it's just a matter of cutting some more paper up and taking some time.

Yellow and red, mixed on the plate and pounced with a plastic bag for texture . . . close but no cigar. Don’t think I’m giving up with the bright colours though, it’s just a matter of cutting some more paper up and taking some time.

Using shades close on the colour wheel worked best for me . . . and the ghost prints were most appealing.

Using shades close on the colour wheel worked best for me . . . and the ghost prints were most appealing.  Lime through to turquoise was my favourite place to play.

The next two are sections of the large piece of paper used to catch the excess from the roller.  I really like them . . . the colours, the way they lie over one another, their transparency and the lines from tilting the roller to clean off the edges.  DSC00053 DSC00052 I would probably not have put these colours together on purpose . . . but I will now!  I’m not one to give up when there is so much to explore and so much fun to be had!

8 thoughts on “3 in a row

  1. Hey, these are cool. I am afraid I am a muted person too. I think I have so many more options with a muted range – the options for layering, adding other images are greater I think. I think I start further back from the surface – the brighter colours are closer to the surface.

  2. I love your bright colors. Checked out your inspirations and love those too! Now I am wanting to do these types of printing…grrrr. Wish I had extra time!!! Keep going! Loving it! 🙂

  3. you say close but no cigar….I say, you have some very unique and beautiful surfaces here and I also say do this to some white cotton cloth, allow it to dry, press it and then stitch!!! Go on…just to see if you love them a little more 🙂

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