Hi Adelaide, I am so sorry I spelled the artists name incorrectly. "Henry Matisse" it should have been. You will get him on Google Matisse artist, he was a prolific artist in his life , but when his sight began to fail he started cutting out shapes , yours are uncanningly like some of his, I noticed Gary had them on the top of the home page for awhile, I hope this gets you thinking , so glad that somehting i said starts you researching , good luck, waiting to see more of the same soon, I love your work, i go back over your pics from time to time for inspiration...
Thank you for your kind comments on my work. If you have only been painting for four years I can't wait to see what you will do in another four. Wow! I have visited your fair city two different times. Once for 3 weeks and another for 6 weeks. My daughter and her husband and two boys lived there for 5 and half years. My Daughter got her Masters Degree from Adelaide Univ. I love your city and would live there 6 months out of the year if possible. My wife really enjoyed it. Keep painting you are a natural.
Adelaide... thank you for your comment on my blog! It's always comforting to know that you're not alone when it comes to messing things up. I have a tendency to take things a little too far instead of just leaving something I'm not quite sure about for a while to think about what I should do next, but I'm learning. Thank you for your continuous support! You're the best!
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).