|Katie 4x6 Monotype with Watercolor & Colored Pencil|
Happy New Year to you, with cleared studio space, clean brushes, a laundered apron, a list of ideas and freshly sorted art supplies!
At the bottom of this post, you'll see the progression of work in process (WIP) photos for the monotype - Katie - above.
You'll also see a snazzy award badge from Katherine Tyrrell of Making a Mark. I've been perky, twirling and grinnish since she sent a note to say I'd been awarded the The FAQs and Answers Really Useful Medal 2012 - as part of the Annual Making A Mark Art Blog Awards! (Hang on while I do a little jig.)
Here's a lovely description she wrote on the Award Page:
Sharing is a frame of mind - it's a mindset if you like. You've either got it or you haven't. If you've got it, sharing just seeps into everything you do! Belinda del Pesco has got the sharing bug. She takes photos of the various and different processes she uses for creating her artwork - in watercolours & printmaking - and posts the images with a narrative on her blog. Thus not only do you see the finished artwork (which is pretty nice!) but you also get to learn how she did it. She recommends what has helped her - whether that's art supplies, art books or art videos. Her emphasis is on her artwork rather than blogging - hence she only posts once or twice a week - however her posts are always high quality. Plus she provides some ace quotes from other artists!
Artist and writer Katherine Tyrrell draws and writes about art for artists and art lovers
Making A Mark is #3 in the top 25 art blogs in the UK4,200+ subscribers and 1.8 million visitors and counting......
GO see her site if you've never visited, and consider bookmarking it for future reference. Her blog is a virtual art-library of links and information. And be sure to check out the other awards, the winners, and previous years' recipients. Thanks, Katherine!
|Wiping tone around in the background of the dog with a scrunched paper towel|
|Next up: oil based Graphic Chemical Intaglio ink in|
Rennaissance Black. To be fair, I've used this ink a lot,
so I already know that I love the thick, buttery texture.
|As you can see, it came off the plate very easily, and |
preserved my marks made in the ink on the print.
|The Akua ink cleared from the zinc plate quite easily, |
and it felt slippery and loose to scrape into
|I noticed immediately that it rolled on very loose |
and less viscous than I'm accustomed to
|Testing Akua Intaglio, since I normally use oil-based Intaglio for monotypes|
|I'm very honored to receive this award |
from Making a Mark/Katherine Terrell
In an era of electronic communication, it is often forgotten that in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, illustrated books and periodicals were the only vehicle for bringing images of the world into American homes. Weekly magazines with serialized stories generated the same anticipation as a favorite weekly television program. Books by important authors were greeted with the same excitement as major motion pictures. New productions were enthusiastically reviewed, and illustrations hung next to paintings in the nation's most prestigious exhibitions. In the years following the civil war, it was not unusual for illustrators to enjoy financial success, widespread fame and a lifestyle of luxury...
Alice Carter - Red Rose Girls: an Uncommon Story of Art and Love
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