Sunday, October 26, 2008

weekend's work

a new digital print for the shop. the waves are made with a rubber block on a pencil background and the sun and moon are done in photoshop. so a mixed media print print . . . tags get confusing here. i like the simplicity of the rubber block. i've used oil paint to make images like this in the past with semi-transparent white layers. the focus there was on the texture and overlapping of layers where here it's about the lines and simplicity.

here are some more block prints i did on saturday. i made some of the combi too but the lines need more work, they filled in a bit too much. with these ones i experimented with the background layer – the grey one is pencil. i like the colour but it's not so perfect as a print! the green ones have an acrylic paint layer which helps the print. in the bottom image i've added the 'leaves' in photoshop. i'm getting a little closer to the image i had in mind at the start but would like to use a hand-made layer for the leaves. i might try sponge stamping . . . maybe next weenkend.
happy monday, or mumday as we call it :)


tangled sky studio said...

i love the block print addition to your work. i especially like the "ocean" in this piece and i can't wait to see how the car turns out. i just got photoshop elements to help with photographing my work but can't imagine creating in it!!! i'm really drawn to your simple shapes and lovely colors.

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

hi beth, thanks :) photoshop elements? i think it's hard to create in p/s and have it look like it wasn't! it's great for adding to work and fixing up photos.

edward and lilly said...

The block prints are coming along beautifully.

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

thanks rebecca :)


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