Friday, 30 April 2010

Mandala - Watercolor Monoprint

I made this painting last summer. Here I´v arranged the objects into a circle.  I didn´t want the finished piece to look too haphazard or random  - this is my attempt to make a composition and I am pleased with the result. I have used a flower head in the center and was surprised that  the delicate and fragile petals printed so well. Fern leaves are very satisfying to print because they have such a well defined structure - but it is worth  experimenting with all kinds of  plants.  The larger rounder leaves come from a garden birch tree. They refuse to lay flat on the paper and there is a hole in the middle where the leaf does not touch the paper. At first I was irritated by this but I think this also adds textural interest  to the overall picture.

7 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful and so soothing painting to look at. It's fun to see the effects of certain colors by the leaves or flowers that you used to create the image. I love the colors that you used.

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  2. Love to se these beautiful pictures full of colour! Love//Eva

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  3. stunning, beautiful work so pleased to have come across this

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  4. Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

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  5. Again a beautiful example of this - i have never seen monoprinting with watercolor before. fantastic

    http://saundersartistblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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