Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Less IS More

These are four keepers from another set of Gelli prints I made over the weekend, following Carla Sonheim's online class last week.  I've done very little to these, actually I haven't gone beyond the first step in creating them, and I'm satisfied that they're "done" just the way they are.

I played around previously with the prints I made earlier last week, took them to step 2 and occasionally step 3 in the layering process, but realized just how quickly they became overworked and unfixable.  I still have a few original prints that I plan to do maybe just one thing more on before I let them be.  Perhaps I'll do that today.

Yesterday I mostly tinkered around in the studio, did a few small things but read, mostly.  Like a lot of other places right now, spring has temporarily gone back in the direction of winter before (hopefully, soon) moving on to summer.  Although for the last few years on the North Coast our June's have been dreary enough to be called Junuary and we haven't had real summers until late-July to September, if at all.  We'll see what this year brings.                                  

6 comments:

Irene said...

I do like your not messed with much prints and they would be right at home in a museum of modern art.

Our weather is similar to yours and right now it is very dreary. It makes me want to weep!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Love the gelli prints. And we are have doom and gloom -- I mean "summer" weather here in SF too. Gray and more gray....that's why I need a whole lot of art to cheer me up!

Sandra Rude said...

Knowing whether to stop, or to add "just one more layer" is a difficult thing to learn. Usually, you must count on instinct to guide you. These prints are really beautiful just the way they are!

Maggi said...

These are definitely just right as they are. Sounds like spring has gone into hiding everywhere lately. Rain and more rain here, and so cold.

Karen Isaacson said...

your prints inspired me to take the class last weekend (just as it was winding down). I haven't progressed much beyond stage 1, but I'm liking the challenge. I strive to be able to use the process to create stand-alone pieces of art, and not just more backgrounds and collage fodder.

Sandy said...

Nice prints that don't need more-not everything does.