Day 3 & Print #2 at Wingtip Press Studio workshop on Stacked Monotypes
Rose worked us hard! Plus we were flat mates and spent evenings chatting and cooking dinner. I had to pull myself away from an extended evening chat just to get drawings sorted for this print. Fortunately, I seem to have landed on a good subject: Sheep. Saturday morning, with drawing in hand (scanned and reversed on the computer) I ventured into the second print. I think we all felt more confident having made it through our first image with quite a bit of success.
How much ink to remove? That became quite a quandary for this image. On the last print, I felt the yellow was lacking and was hoping for a gentle gradation of color via sheep… we shall see.
What I discovered was my application of ink happened to be stronger on this round. More ink could have removed during the yellow plate. Also the texture scribbled in with the kebab skewer didn’t show squat. Note to self: use blue layer for finer texture!
On to the red plate:
I felt more confident in removing lots of red. Will it be enough?
Now for the two colors on paper. Oh, that yellow is mighty bright! Guess this will be a sheep of a different color!
Since I roughly guessed at some of this layering, the final blue was going to be more difficult.
Lots of color needed to be removed for the green to appear.
Did I make the right choices? Should I have removed more blue in the coat? Will the background turn black enough? I keep having to remind myself that this is a learning process.
Below is the finished full color print. I learned quite a lot working this second image.
Now the softer ghost image.
You can see more work by our intrepid leader at Rosie Scribblah.
One more print to go PLUS our field trip into the wild Idaho landscape! Oh, and even a few shots of Rosie drawing petroglyphs! The Artist at work!