Friday, February 22, 2013

monotype throw-a-ways


Here is my first monotype. It was way too dark. I have now learned that I prefer working over the ghost print(what remains after you run a print.)
 I like the softness of the ghost print.
So when the print came out like this, all filled with ink and no subtleties, I had 2 choices: throw it away or play with it. I chose play with it. I worked with pastel and sandpaper. The top image is what I have now.
My new printing phase is teaching me. I can feel it. It really doesn't matter what the product is right now- it's the trusting.

7 comments:

rollingstones500albummarathon said...

Wow! That's breathtaking.

Stinson Fine Art said...

I like it!

John O'Grady said...

Great to see the process unfolding.

Maggie Latham said...

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” ~Goethe~

This new work made me think of this quote attributed to Goethe.... Loriann, keep trusting your inner voice....it's wonderful.

loriann signori said...

Thank you Rolling Stone!

Thank you too John S!You work with monotype too, don't you? I will have to visit your site and check out what you are up to now. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi John O and thank you for stopping by for a look-see.It's a process and I too am watching it unfold.

Hi Maggie...love the Goethe quote. I am shocked and delighted that it made you think of me and my struggles. You gave the struggle some beauty. Thank you.

Donna T said...

Thank goodness you didn't throw that print out! It wasn't what you intended but it took on a life of its own. Keep exploring, Loriann!

loriann signori said...

Hi Donna,
It was one of those times where I had absolutely nothing to lose. A good feeling...sets one free!