Hey everyone - many thanks for your comments on 'dreaming'
Many of you have asked what the process was so here goes!
- I am doing a lot of Monotypes recently, which this is one of. I painted the original image with acrylic, ink and watercolour on very thick watercolour paper . then laid a sheet of clear acetate over the image and with a sharpie made a rough 'map ' of what I had painted, then on the reverse side of the acrylic sheet I painted more with oil. Then I place the paper on a litho press , lay the acetate sheet over it, then run it through. When the work is dry I then work some more on it , with oil and oil bar sticks to enhance the colour. I find this is a great way of being in 'control' of the image and also allowing for chance and give me the opportunity to be less 'conscious' in my mark making and to be able to react intuitively to marks that have been made and develop the image from there. Phew!
If you are interested in Monotypes check out a fantastic artist called Barbara Rae - in my opinion a master of this technique- enjoy !! xx Emily