AutoPrint – Flowers
I’ve always had a soft spot for a certain kind of genre painting but these little drawings are more than imitation.
One of the the print tutors at Morley college has set a project to:
Make artwork using unconventional, found materials that work as a ‘natural’ printing blocks or plates… Think how you can give new meaning and purpose to something that was never meant to take ink.
After a few false starts, (loom band monotypes) I came across these sticky backed foam shapes. Some of the foam pieces are quiet specific – the Cow Girl Princess set has saddles and wheel barrows… many of them are equally generic and make good flowers.The scale of these is flower motives can be quite generous so I started composing in A1 size. I realised quickly that this was going to be a serious undertaking. Various plates for background, image and highlights, have to be built up in multiple colours. Not all the stickers are the same thickness – so which press is the best one to use. Perhaps I should start with something less ambitious. The Anenome is a recurring image in the family gallery. I love the fiddly foliage and bold flowers.
My version of this flower may well end up being made from clouds, grass and the odd lasso, with castles for the vase.
I’ll keep you posted
Update: early February
I wasn’t happy with my draft composition of anemones. The cloud flowers weren’t working.