Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Crow monotype

A friend and I made some paper the other day. The most I can say is: I learned a lot. Next time I'll use less colored paper, blend it finer, bring plenty of towels, and use a finer screen. And since the paper has a busy pattern, I am limited to a solid print so the pattern doesn't fight the print for attention. This is a monotype of a crow, a positive monotype (meaning I brushed the oil-based ink onto the plate rather than removing the ink from a fully-coated plate).
I'll be matting it, given the rough...deckle.
Not sure I'm a fan of the paper, but I'm willing to try again and hope for something a bit more refined. If anyone has any pointers, I'm all ears.


Teri C said...

I just want you to know that these crows are following me around. Yours is the third one I have seen recently and this is just wonderful. Maybe I should be drawing some crows also :)

Janet said...

Why not -- they do hang out in flocks.

I have a friend, Jody, who loves crow art and I think of her every time I come across it, which is really often so I can relate.

Thanks Teri.

Anonymous said...

You can't imagine how excited I was to see your crow. I love it, very successful. You've outdone yourself again. Your friend Jody has good taste.

Freiluftmaler said...

That crow looks very cool, really a hitchcock bird !

fazal rizvi-fazalrizvi@hotmail.com said...

i have been addicted to drawing crows myself and infact did a woodcut on them too.....they are very fascinating birds! and i love ur print!

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