Sunday, August 17, 2008

Gifts


I was fortunate enough to meet an artist at the drawing sessions who not only has a printing press, but also has offered to let me use it!!! Yesterday, for the first time in over a year, I got to create monotypes. I am so happy! I had so much fun! Thank you, Shant.

This new group of monotypes was inspired by a little desert denizen known as the Cactus Wren. They occasionally come to visit me, and poke around on our back patio. I love these little birds, since they are inquisitive and funny. I had done a series of dime-sized sketches of them in my tiny sketchbook, and I used those sketches for this new work. (along with some feathers the wrens left me as a calling card.)

FUN!

7 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Ha! This is fantastic!



And yes, 106 is definitely hotter than I like. Your desert heat sounds much more agreeable!

lee said...

Karine this is great....

Melissa and Emmitt said...

OMG! Karine!
It is gorgeous! wonderful work!
we have an award for you on our blog today.
xo
melissa and emmitt

priya said...

of all the different works that you do, your prints are my favourites because they are so unique in their style, simplicity and colour. i hadn't realized that you didn't have a press where you stay and which was why i stopped seeing them on your blog. i'm so glad you get to use one now and this work is so beautiful.
i'm really looking forward to more.

Red Fish Circle said...

Beautiful! How great to have access to a press! This is such a wonderful piece, so simple and great color transitions. Have fun printing!

Patty said...

Karine, the monoprints are terrific! Love the use of the real feather!

Robyn said...

I love your monoprints and the posts you have written about them.