Thursday, June 25, 2009
While working on my show brochure, I noticed that the Veils pieces, if you squint your eyes and see them really, really small, are landscapes! The SAME kind of compositions that I use in my realistic work. I guess it's innate. And I never, never noticed this until yesterday.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I totally forgot that I was thinking of doing some pieces with acrylic transfer of laser prints. And I'm not sure what caused me to remember it yesterday or the day before... Anyhow, one perk is: don't have to rely on a service bureau for printout so can delay completion until the last minute. Another is: I can build it up in a way similar to the old collage piece "Screen". Since this last piece is a "friend" to that one, how appropriate. Yet one more perk: process will be "hands on" vs digital.
I've never done this method, so I googled "acrylic medium image transfer". These 2 links are my favorites:
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This newest one cries out to be a banner shape -- I'm going to keep the 19" width and have this sort of thing repeat for 72" Then it'll be friends with "Screen" (which was my intention for this one)
I won't be framing this so I only have to worry about getting it to a service bureau in time for the printing
Below is one of the old prints that I scanned to create the above digital. Trimmings and reject prints from its series were used to create Screen
Saturday, June 6, 2009
or maybe I'll go into the print with handwork
It's a combo of scanned dip pen marks (both used on previous 2 prints)
I like the way it looks like handwriting but doesn't say anything
(And, perhaps this is sad, I see these marks could work well on a panty print... gotta come up with new designs for Costco US and, well... here they are... hmmm, maybe I could count an hour or so as "offsite" time and get paid haha).
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I was happily feeding this through the printer, one layer at a time, letting chance create the layered composition and then I decided it needed some new different marks...
I drew some with litho crayon, scanned, made a repeat and put it through the printer again
I forgot to specify the printer when adjusting the paper size and it printed the wrong way (plus I don't like the scale of the marks -- too big) doh!
I liked this print a lot until the last pass, and decided to replicate the process
THIS TIME I used layers in photoshop to fine tune the blending:
still not quite finished, but getting close