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Friday, May 25, 2012

Transfer Acrylic Painting

The transfer process begins on the acrylic monoprint.  The paper was coated with gel medium, the painted film was pressed into the paper and left to dry.  After 24 hours, the film is slowly lifted revealing the painting that is now transferred to the paper.

The finished transfer, ready to frame.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring Blooms

"Spring Blooms"
This acrylic monotype was created during a beautiful spring moment.  It could be viewed horizontally as well as vertically.  Soft warm beige, rustic reds, and bright yellow contrast with one another to suggest what spring blooms give us--a happy feeling with a softness that to me says "spring."

The surface is firm, plastic-like created by the strong bond of the Golden Fluid acrylics to the high quality printmaking paper.  Each of these paintings are one-of-a-kind that can't be copied.  The size of the image is 8" x 10".

The challenge for me, as the artist, is to imagine what will happen as I lay down paint then paint over it with more and more layers.  The first layer is what ends up on top as the acrylic painted is transferred to the paper.  It is all rather unpredictable yet exciting to make.


This is an acrylic monotype painting created with Golden Fluid Acrylics transferred from plastic film onto high quality printmaking paper.  Each monotype is one of a kind.  This image is designed with compaction of the top so that most emphasis is on the layers below the black lines.

The surface of the painting is highly polished gloss.  The colors are deep and vibrant.

This 8" x 10" painting is somewhat reminiscent of Monet's water lilies. That could be the title but "Undersea" seemed to suggest the depth of water.

Acrylic Monotype-"Cayenne"

This is an acrylic monotype created with Golden Fluid Acrylics, gel medium, thin plastic film and printmaking paper.  Exciting color and depth are generated as I paint in reverse. The paint that I apply to the film first is covered by other layers of paint as I progress.  The further layers obscure what went on first.  The excitement is in the great color, deep contrast and deliberate design.

This painting is about 8" x 10.5" and has a very shiny gloss and feel of polish.

Acrylic Monotype--Salsa

Acrylic Monotype--"Salsa"
This image begins a new series of art.  Generated by some great instruction, I've started making these monotypes using Golden Fluid Acrylics.  Each is painted onto a thin plastic film, dried and then using another acrylic product called gel medium, it is transferred to paper.  

The results are not entirely predictable because the transfer puts the first layer of paint onto the top of the finished print.  But this is not what the artists sees.  Planning along with spontaneity are needed.

This painting is small--about 4" x 4" on a 8" square heavy weight paper.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Living Green

These canvas panels are 6" x 6" x2" and are my submissions to the Marianist Environmental Education Center annual exhibit.  The theme for the show this year is "Living Green."

These mixed media pieces are 3 dimensional works which are painted on the sides as well as the top.  The vegetable image is a photo transfer using pictures of the vegetables from my husband's garden.

For us, living green means to be able to pick our own fruit and vegetables in our back yard.  With a small lot, it's amazing that we can count over 25 vegetables, herbs and fruits to enjoy.