Tuesday, March 11, 2008
An Exercise is Color
In case you missed it yesterday I am running a Studio Sale in my Etsy Shop in honor of spring cleaning. Clean up my studio and clean up my shop to make room for new pieces like this one and of course plenty of collages and other fresh goodies. Nothing is over $50 so if you have been coveting a piece for awhile it is worth checking out.
This is the piece that I was going for when I printed so many weeks ago. But the blue from prior printings kept tainting the white. Nothing I did could get it out completely. So I ended up with my lunch bags and other goodies. My idea was to do layers of white and add tiny bits of color each layer to come up with a very subtle and I think beautiful piece. It was a lot harder than it sounds. But I am happy with the result. The digital image can't measure up to the original even more than my other pieces.
I've decided that some good goals for me to set is to try to print (Gocco, monotype or relief), cut paper for collages, intensively draw and make collage(s) at least once a week. If I do the minimum and only do one of each that leaves me with three free days. This seems very doable to me. Productive, yet sane and fairly low pressure. I will still try my best to sketch and document my sketches daily but I want one day a week where I do nothing artistically but draw. I think it is also getting to be about time for me to think about starting a new woodblock carving. It has been awhile.