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Apr 1, 2012

monoprints and sketchbook sunday

On Thursday I took an all day workshop with Patty Pico at Northwest Art School in monoprinting. For her particular method no printing press is necessary! And clean up is with simple soap and water. I worked nonstop all day with only a break for lunch. Time flew by and only then did I realize how tired I had become. I had so much fun and learned some wonderful techniques with new materials. If you're near Whidbey Island, she's giving another workshop in November.    Below are some photos from the day.

setting up

monoprints on tissue paper

Above are some of the monoprints I did on tissue paper.   I can use these in my collage works.

Although a printing press was not necessary, I got to do a monoprint on a press.  What an incredible machine!

double rainbow
double rainbow and raindrops

It was pouring rain all day, but when I got home from the workshop (after an hour's drive), the rain was slowing. Above is the double rainbow that I could see from our rental house. The white specs are the raindrops that were still falling.

monoprint collage wip
5 x 5, monoprint collage, wip
And above is the collage I've started with the tissue paper monoprints as the first layer.

I hope everyone had a good week.

See you at bluechair's Sketchbook Sundays.


Victoria said...

Totally gorgeous...I love all the different patterns and energy..and especially the softness and diffusion of colors....beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see your prints and that you will use them to inspire you with collages and whatever you dream up.

the photo is dreamy wonderful too.

Catherine... said...

Fantastic the colours you've used and the patterns... :)

Debbie said...

these are so soft and pretty! looks like a fun process!

WrightStuff said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. A day just making art is pure bliss. YOu made some beautiful materials.

Heather Santos said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I love to create when it's raining.. or sunny, or anytime really, lol. I love your piece! And that rainbow... perfect end to a perfect day!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

looks like a great time...I had a similiar rainbow last was magic.
cheers, dana

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your monoprints ~ aren't they fun and then you collaged with them ~ Wonderfully creative and a rainbow blessing you the artist when you arrived home ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Kristin Aquariann said...

Oooh, what a beautiful double rainbow to see! The monoprint workshop sounds fun. Lovely start to the collage.

Christine said...

lovely monoprint, interesting!

Cheryl said...

This is lovely Juana. I would like to know about other classes via email, since we live so close. Can you tell me where to find them?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how interesting! looks like a fun workshop with great results! and your double rainbow is wonderful!

Sophia said...

How fun! :) I would've loved to be a part of this. :)

Happy SS and beautiful rainbow!

Gallery Juana said...

thank you for your lovely visits!
And Cheryl, I sent you a msg on facebook:)

Tracy said...

LOVE the collage you've got in progress from your wonderful tissue paper prints, Juana! Beautiful colors and textures. Really liking the softness and texture the tissue paper prints got going. I've not been to a hands on workshop in some time, as there's not much of that locally. But taking an art e-course later in the summer--can't wait! I share a new painting today, which is fun. DAZZLING double rainbow...*swoon*...Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS)) P.S. Sooo very glad you've been enjoying the newsletter so much. :o)

Poetic Artist said...

I love the prints and the photo is great..I am glad you are finding inspiration in your new area.
Hugs to you my friend.

Helen said...

That sounds like a brilliant workshop and what a great way to get tired. Love the rainbow too! Happy SS

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