Collagraph: Scouting for Tulip Petals

Scouting for Tulip Petals 7x7 Collagraph with colored pencil
Process shots begin at the bottom of this post. 
This is the final collagraph of three for the fundraising exhibit at Gale's Restaurant  - Art for the Animals.  The other two collagraphs are here and here. I'm working on two more animal watercolors for the show as well, so stay tuned. There are a lot of wonderful artists exhibiting at this fundraiser, so I predict the evening of the opening will be incredibly festive, with wonderful animal-art in a variety of styles, lovely artists and collectors catching up on each other's news (see the post card for the show & a list of the artists below), and some furry friends available for adoption from the Humane Society - all happening in Gale's comfortable and intimate restaurant, arranged artfully with good food and fine drinks.

If you're local to Los Angeles, please save the date; Sunday, March 10 at 3:00pm!  Forward this post, and gather your animal loving friends and family, and plan to come to this exhibit. I'll see you there!

Adding colored pencil to the collagraph.
After a trip through the press, pulling the first collagraph

Inking the plate, a la poupee

Cutting away recessed line work and broader passages to hold ink.

After laying down a drawing, and sealing the plate, I'm starting
to carve away sections where I want the ink to settle.

Counter clockwise from the upper right - go ahead - make a collagraph!

Art for the Animals promo postcard

Art for the Animals details: Artists, location, hours, etc.

Art Quote
The best advise I could give to an emerging artist who's trying to get to the point where they're trying to make a living off their work, is to not really focus on galleries so much right now. Focus on trying to make the best work you possibly can. Go deeply into whatever it is that you do. Find other people who are doing something similar. Find other people who's work you respect, and you love, and who are kind of in the same boat as you are, and talk with them. Exchange ideas, read books about… whatever - philosophy or art history or artists that you love. Talk about them, and exchange these ideas. 


Sue Pownall said...

This is lovely Belinda.

Barbara Muir said...

Beautiful work. I like the quote too.
I wish I could be there, it would be wonderful.

XOXOXO Barbara

Randall Cogburn said...

That's a neat way or printing Belinda.


Belinda Del Pesco said...

@sue, thanks!

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@Barbara - I wish you could be there too, but I'd get no mingling done, because we'd sit in chairs in the corner and talk about art all night. :) Still, thanks for your good wishes!

Belinda Del Pesco said...

@randall - tahnsk for stopping by. And it *is* a neat way to print, so I hope you try it. :)