Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Shape Shifting

Last week's lesson in Jane's class was about making shape studies with various methods.  All pieces here are 9 x 12 inches on 80# drawing paper.

The ones I like best are the painted pieces, the first two and the last two.  The other pieces combine collage with gelli prints, or collage of gelli printed shapes.

It had been maybe two years since I last gelli printed and I loved doing it again.  Hope to get back into it after this class is over, but time will tell whether or not that actually happens. 

What I did find out is that those smaller plates that I'd cut from a 12 x 14 inch gelli plate at couple years ago worked just fine.  I'd been curious about them because the cut edges are a bit wonky -- that gelli material is really difficult to cut through -- but the edges weren't a problem at all on the prints I pulled.

This week's lesson looks fun and exciting.  I'm looking forward to getting into it.  I have to report that I'm enjoying this class more than I did the previous two, and I'm quite sure that's largely because I'm doing my own thing without feeling compelled to look at others' work or participate in the class blog.  So I'm doing the work at a more relaxed pace.  I have days each week where I'm offline and devoting myself to the class exercises, along with my usual reading, meditating, and just being alive.

Life is good.








11 comments:

Pamela Gerard said...

I pulled out my gelliplate recently too -- and loved getting back to it. I am hoping to gelli print on Friday.....too bad we can't pull prints together. i like your work and the colors and balance......

jenclair said...

Favorites: the first two and the last one, but all of them are interesting and giving me ideas!

Els said...

Wonderful play with shapes ;-)

Jan Ward said...

Wow! These are great. Love the top one the best, but of course it has all the colors I love.

Jan said...

I really like these: they have an MCM (Mid-Century Modern) feel to me.

Your days sound lovely. xxj

john said...

Just marvelous, Connie. What a successful display of your terrific study! Yeah for Gelli printing! :-)

Charlton Stitcher said...

I'm loving those almost-circles - lovely colours and great overlap. So glad this is working out better for you.

Alice said...

These are so exciting, especially #3-8. Enjoying the greater contrast between shapes and ground.

Peggy Lynn said...

I love them all. I've pretty sure you're the reason I cut one of my large gelli-pads....and I've never regretted it!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I like the same ones you like. It's partly the colors but not only the colors. Great exercise with great results!

Maggi said...

I'm glad that this class is working better for you, it's certainly showing in your work.