Monday, March 31, 2008

. . . used different colors

in another gelatin plate monoprint. Purple, gold and black are not in my usual color comfort zone, but I was playing with the old broken-down gelatin plate, and I used some of my old craft paints here.

Always looking for new experiments, I tried the "CRYSTALLINE PAPER" making method exhibited by Lana Grow in the spring issue of American Artist Watercolor Magazine. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but mine come out looking like a big ugly mess, and I throw them away (and I do not throw anything away.) If anyone has tried it with success, please let me know how you did it.

And speaking of magazine articles, The Artist's Magazine May 2008 features an online gallery 20 x 200 (www.20X200). What an interesting concept -- please take a look at the site.


Martha Marshall said...

I see you're in an experimental mood, Mary. Love those colors. That piece looks like a fabric pattern.

Crystalline paper isn't something I've tried.

Looked at that new site and it has a nice feel. There are more and more really nice art sites online now.

Mary Buek said...

Martha, yes, I am in an experimental mood. I have one table set up for my "real" art, and then other is set up to play around with various ideas. Thanks for the idea about the squeegees, by the way.