Catching up – Hokitika & art

Last weekend I was in Hokitika visiting my friend Penny, seeing Hokitika Gorge and making art. If you want to know more about it, check out my FB page.

I’ve been catching up on my usual art stuff, getting a little more prepared for Christmas, and ‘clearing’ the decks ready for a day of print making inspired by the trip. I want to make some print to sell, not just throw in the drawer like I normally do!

Here’s some of my recent catch-up journalling. A pen I was using bled, I tried to fix it, it got worse – then I got wet paint on the scanner glass and didn’t notice! Oh well…in the end it’s only paper, paint & glue…

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cjs18 day 10 with Annie Gonzales

Today’s artist is Annie O’Brien Gonzales demonstrating collaged monoprints. This is something I do anyway, but her style changed things for me a bit and I got some really lovely prints – interestingly the scrap prints I made as I pulled the ‘real’ ones are possibly my favs!

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More Gelli prints

Yesterday I got out my Gelli Plate, a new selection of colors, foam stamps, bubble wrap and a pile of plain newsprint and some newspaper. I like the way fluid acrylics print on the absorbent newsprint, but had to be patient as it needs to be fully dry before trying to overprint. I’m not sure what I am going to do with these yet, but I know I’m not finished with them…. As with previous prints, the paper I cleaned my brayer on was worth saving. ImageiImage

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