Tuesday, November 14, 2006

printmaking


My new favorite thing is printmaking. I am doing monotypes, thanks to Sallyann Paschall. I am going to post a couple of the first monotypes I did so you can see. There will be more coming, as soon as I can figure out how to take a halfway decent photograph. Repeat after me: "painter, not photographer!" That's my excuse, anyway.

I have already managed to drive myself crazy with this blogging thing. I managed to merge my blog account with my husband's gmail account. So this is actually the second blog that I've created. At least this one is linked to MY gmail account. Is there a point in life when computers DON'T make you want to break things??? I am going to pretend that there is.

Not to jump around, but the thing I am enjoying most about printmaking is that it is so quick!!! I am not a fast painter. Most of the paintings I do involve many hours, days and weeks of work, contemplation, and reworking. But the monotype process has allowed me to do at least one, if not two, finished pieces in an hour!! unreal! Every time I pull the paper up off the plate, there is this moment of excitement: what will it look like? Some of the time I know what it will do when I roll it through the press, but there is still so much unexpectedness in the results. I love that! I hope I can get up to the press (it's The Arkansas Valley Art Center's new press at CMC) soon.

More photos will be coming.

4 comments:

alyson said...

If your images are small enough, you can scan them instead of photographing them. I can't tell the scale.

Congratulations on your blog!

PamelaHawaii said...

Aloha Karine

I love your newest artwork, the use of texture and color are wonderful. The print making is definitely a great addition.

Aloha
Pamela

smp said...

Karine - I love your monotypes. I saw a few at cultureclash a few weeks ago and they are wonderful! Have you had time to do more of them lately?

Karine said...

I have done quite a lot of them, actually. Not lately, however, since I have been in Hong Kong for the past 3 weeks. I hope to get back to doing more soon!