Inspired by Great Artists
|by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935)|
|Adding color to the monotype – Big Sister|
|Another one being pulled after a trip through the press – the monotype is both illustrative
and textural. perfect for adding other media like watercolor, pastels, acrylics, etc.
|The wet-ink side of the paper is pressed against a sheet of printmaking
paper on the press to get a fuzzy-lined, softly scumbled drawing with
very unique characteristics.
|The paper with the wet-ink drawing on the back is peeled off the plate.|
|Different art but the same process: a thin sheet of lineco or tracing paper
is laid on the ink, and a drawing is done on the paper which
pushes the line work into the wet ink.
|Big Sister – the monotype above started with a copper plate
rolled with a layer of oil-based intaglio ink.
|Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape I (formerly Landscape I), 1963|
Visit a Museum
The Palm Springs Art Museum is hosting and exhibit on Richard Diebenkorn – The Berkeley Years 1953-1966 I saw photos of the show on instagram, and I can just imagine how great the art would be to stand in front of and soak up in person.
Where are you going this week to whet your artistic appetite and spur your imagination towards you art supplies? Leave us some good ideas in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in the next post!