Sonntag, 29. April 2018

Horses - Theme of the month at Art Elements (AE)




Horses were the theme of this months theme challenge at Art Elements! Jenny chose the topic and put together a wonderful collection of inspirational images. Have a look here!  


My personal inspiration was this little wooden horse I found at a flea market. In one of my planters on our balcony we have some moos growing, so I used it as background.


I struggled a little bit what to do. Seems my usual line at the moment, which is strange, because I am creating a lot at the moment. So while I started with some polymer clay, I stopped that and went back to monoprinting again.



I love the magazin resist technique Birgit Kopsen showed at the Gelli Arts blog. I use it now to create a kind of "collages" with monoprinting. I often use several layers of paint, removing some parts of every layer before I pick it all up with the last one.


I so love how the paint looks through!


I used detailed pictures as well as abstract silhouettes. Still not sure what I prefer.


I also remembered that I carved a Pegasus based on a vintage image years ago. 


So I had a look where it was and played with it. 


As much as I love the stamp, I probably won't use it for monoprinting again.


A really simple technique I probably will do with the small kids in our family. Simply stamping with a waterproof ink and then some water colour on top (the ink acts as a resist... mh...maybe I should try that also for the monoprinting? Have to try that!).


And here is my work in progress piece made with polymer clay. Not sure whether I will work further on it or not.


I also used my handmade coffee water colour (yes, real coffee!) for a quick sketch. I used to paint a lot of horses as a kid and teenager, but I was better during that time than now. Seems I have to train again ;)


Also another fast middle in the night sketch where I went a little bit over the top with the colours. 


Please have a look what everyone else made for this challenge!

PS: Thank you Cathy for taking over the challenge reveal! :)

Guests:


AE Team Members: 

Claire (you are here)

Kommentare:

  1. These are wonderful and inspiring monoprinting results! I also love your paintings - the coffee one is just wow! (Not that the other one isn't - I just might be partial to monochrome.)

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  2. Love the printing!! but my favourite is your last painting, all that colour and movement and expression, just brilliant :D

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  3. wow it looks like you were busy Claire! I always love your work, there is always so much thought and depth put into what ever you do! Your coffee painting is just stunning but I am rather in love with your Pegasus stamp, just stunning!!!

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  4. Seriously. Another overachiever! I'm loving your collages with the magazine resist technique. I have found some pages do not work with the technique, which is super disappointing. The coffee painting is stunning. I love it.

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  5. I love your prints, I think I'm going to have to take a look at gelli printing. The effects are stunning!

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  6. All of your work is awe-inspiring and magnificent! I especially love the last two, the coffee painting is perfect in my eyes and I'm LOVIN' those colors and everything about your middle of the night illustration!
    Al

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  7. I am so in love with all your monoprints but these horses....WOW! I really do need to study some tutorials and start playing with my gelli plate.
    Your horse drawings are beautiful also-love the coffee watercolor one. Thanks for participating this month!

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  8. Everything is amazing. Your choices of color are perfection. Your pegasus stamp is fantastic. Having attempted my first stamp carvings, I have a new appreciation for clean crisp lines.

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  9. WOW Claire! Your drawings and prints are amazing! I do love that coffee watercolor one, it's fantastic! Your little polymer guy is cute too!

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  10. I love your prints! And the stamped Pegasus - the carving is amazing. The drawing of the horses are incredible - I really love the colorful one.

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  11. Oh I’m in love. The little Pegasus! The blue print! The coffee watercolors. Woman- what can’t you do?!

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