in the printshop
so lately i have been working on completing a few more prints in my "gatha" series. it is amazing how you can get rusty when you don't do something for just a few weeks. my first prints were some rough going... i forgot to put packing tape around the edge of the screen and ended up with a big mess. ugh! but then once i got rolling the rest of the screens were easy going. one important thing i recently learned in the print shop is that once you put emulsion remover on your screen, it really only needs 30 seconds to a minute before you hose it off otherwise it cements in the screen and that sucks. longer soak - not better. note to self.
here are a few shots of the progression of the painting i started during the blizzard.
i have been doing layers of polymer medium and glazing medium between layers of paint. i am discovering a personal preference for glazing medium.
i have some new brushes today. they are awesome. really smooth. nothing like a fresh, unfrayed brush.
the painting is coming along. i think the next step will be to introduce green. a little risky, i know. we'll see.
did i mention: Go Pack! the Pack just won the the superbowl and all i can say is aaron rodgers is a very fine quarterback. very fine. now, glad that is over so i can get back to painting. ;)
snow day experiment
so my experiment today is to play with acrylic paint and see if by using the right mediums to make the paint appear as luminescent as oil paint. some tell me it is true. that you really can do that. what i want to know is: is it true? Can you? i imagine to a certain extent. but not entirely.
did i mention that the paperwhites you gave me for christmas are blooming? thank you so much. i love them.
La Jessica likes to make things and does so often.