For me personally your work shows lots of promise. I love your experimentation and your colour combinations and tonal blending. It has STAR written all over it....Just keep doing what you are doing and you will develop. My Fav painting so far is the Doll and i have commented on the picture. Fantastic;)
Thanks for your compliment on my tiles....I have sooo much fun with those...have a new "batch" and am about to make another art box...they are all different! Love your work too, especially the baby doll and the goldfish....alot of movement in the piece...almost as if you are swimming with the fish!
Hi Darrelle Anne, no my work isn't encaustic although I really would like to add that element to it sometime very soon.Thanks for the beautiful poem, I'll have to check out some more Dickinson. Cool little vintage store you have there, I will keep my eye on it.
See ya around.
HI Darrelle Anne , very nice collection of artwork you have and I am glad you were able to find Gary and join us all here on Ning. This sight is relatively new for everyone here and we are having a great time creating and communing with other artists. As I'm sure you know by now Gary is such a wealth of inspiration, knowlegde and heart. Welcome and happy creating! Looking forward to seeing more of you artwork.
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).