Friday has come and I haven't done any sketching. Oops! One of my goals out the window, ah ha, I thought all is not lost, monoprints! I was tidying up my oil painting gear, I have a very small space where I do my art work so have to be relatively tidy. Which is alien to my normal character. So I got my roller out and spread the paint over my glass sheet which I use as a palette. I had been using blues a lot this week so was able to mix and not get mud! The above is the first go. I drew into the paint on the glass with the end of a paint brush and a the edge of some card, and used rice paper to take the print.
Next, I spread out the paint again, and laid some cartridge paper over the glass and drew a face in pencil, then lifted the paper of and voila. I think it looks like a stone statue! The darker bits are where I used my fingers to press the paper onto the glass in the hope of creating shadow.
I looked at the glass and there was still a smear of paint there so spread it out this time with a cloth. Then used some rice paper again as it is very sensitive. Then on the back with a ballpoint pen drew this lovely. I had to press quite hard to pick up the paint, I lifted the paper up to have a peep. I think she looks quite Edwardian, Watching too much Downton Abbey! (Is that how you spell it.)
So my sketching done for this week and my palette cleaned – waste not want not!
The scripture I am taking with me into the coming week is:
Never let go of loyalty and faithfulness.
Tie them around your neck;
write them on your heart.
Pro 3:3 GNB
Have a lovely week creating my fellow dream makers.
Linking with Sunday Sketches