Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Figure line art

Abstract Figure I, July 2018

I really enjoying writing and drawing with dip pens.   There is more spontaneous feedback than with a pen or pencil.

After I've traced my template drawing on the paper,  I use the faint lines as a guide.  The sumi ink falls in its own way, depending on how much pressure I apply.   As I draw with the dip pen, my drawing stays spontaneous as I make quick changes in response to the ink and flow.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


galleryjuana abstract monoprint art
Abstract VI, June 2018

Last month I purchased a gelliplate and have been monoprinting for the past several weeks. Previoiusly I had been using acrylic paint on plexiglass for my monoprinting.

The advantage to the gelliplate is that the acrylic paint stays wet longer. I can use thinner or thicker layers of paint or even mix the paints directly on the plate.

Abstract Figure I June 2018, galleryjuana
Abstract Figure I June 2018

Although most of the completed  works in the last 4 weeks have been abstracts, I completed a few figure drawings as well. I added some monoprint layers to the sumi ink figure line drawing above. I like how there is still a bit of randomness and spontaneity to the layers of color.

Start snow, everyday, becoming, in your actions, your regular actions,
what you would like to become in the bigger scheme of things.
Anna Deaverce Smith

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