Thursday, February 28, 2013

How much detail?

Here is another failed monotype turned  pastel. Once I am using a monotype as a base the freedom is immense. Move the shapes. What was no longer matters, there are no ties.

7 comments:

Donna T said...

I'm curious, Loriann: why do you consider the monotype a failure? You are making the best of them with pastels!

Sarah S said...

I love reading about your monotypes, it sounds very intuitive-adding/subtracting detail and letting the ink and later color dictate the final piece. I like it, dreamy!

SamArtDog said...

Don't throw a word like "failed" around like that. There is no failure here. As you said, the freedom is immense.

loriann signori said...

Donna and Sam,
You two would call me on it. Yes, they are "failures" because what I did on the monotype did not work. However I must admit I loved having the opportunity to use it to recreate the idea in a new way.This one had more detail, but it turned out to be superfluous and unneeded. The "failures" are like flashlights,they lead me through the dark. Thanks for your comments and support!

Hi Sarah, I am glad that you are enjoying reading about it. i am relishing the discovery process,even when it is painful. I know it will take me somewhere new.

Rebecca said...

Hi Lori, I thought I left you a comment here but see it never appeared? I see higher up that you use Rives paper too to transform a monotype into a pastel. Do you use oil based etching ink too? I find that the paper is delicate, so wondering if you do anything else to it?

Rebecca said...

Hi Lori, I am trying again. My comments don't seem to appear. I see you use Rives BFK like I do when working from a monoprint into a pastel. Do you also use oil based etching ink? Do you do anything particular before using pastel? I find the paper is quite delicate?

loriann signori said...

Hi Rebecca,
I will try any thing. Most of the prints are on Rives BFK and I think some are on Somerset. I am simply using what is in my paper drawer. The BFK is very sturdy and actually takes the sanding I will sometimes do. The inch is oil based etching ink, therefore I also have to wait a few days for it to completely dry before applying pastel.I am having so much fun that I feel i am not spending enough time painting. I really do love to explore! I hope this answers our questions.

 
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