Hi Ingrid!Thanks for leaving a comment on how to expose all my daily ones which will be a bit of a headache as i can't put them under glass or plexi,to expensive,imagine 365x A4 size paintings is big!!!!!!!So far i have another 6 months to go and that is a lot of work ahead but it looks great on the floor as i can walk into my work now,may it should be exposed that way with alleys to go thru like a maze????
It went through so many changes, it's hard to describe the technique. Basically it was a digital painting using gell, put through an old Kai's Power Tool vortex, with riff pieces--dancers, humming birds etc. pasted on top,…
Happy Birthday Ingrid. Your last series of paintings are fantastic. I adore and admire the way you are incorporating the collage in the paintings -its for seminar teaching!-. Hope you will be able to upload the stages in forum.
Hi Ingrid!We were both featured,so congrats to you as it's a lovely work you are doing and i wanted to let you know that i've got your painting today,gosh,i'm all over the moon to have such a beautiful painting!!!!I love it!!! Thanks so much,you really are so good at this technique! I will post it to show to others if you don't mind!
Have a lovely bitrhday,i will wonder around the house to find a nice place for your work which will be a pleasure and go back to my studio...
Hi,before i forget,i wish you a happy birthday and lots of colours for the year to come!Aren't we lucky to have our birthdays in the summer???
Just to answer your question concerning the letters in my work. I do cut them out in the foamsheet i've send you and i do fill it in with fibrite and take it off immediately,otherwise it sticks to it,so no good;. You have to wet the sheet before putting plaster or whatever you've got over it with a pelletknife. Gesso will be to thin but you could try to thicken it with chalkpowder for example but i'm not 100% sure about it. Best to have a few trials before using it in your work!Let me know how you are getting on...
oh,that was quick and i'm so happy you love it!All those bits and pieces i've send you can be used in your style of art as you can drag gesso or acrylic paint over it and have some nice prints or you print into gesso,let is dry and go from there. The foam can be useful to make your own stamps or stencils as done with the letters on my work!
Sorry i forgot to put in the little card i've written where i gave you some instructions for the material i've send you and the postcards were sold over many years and served well for Julien's various therapies but i needed to get away from it to express my creativity fully!
Can't wait to get your work and i'm always open tp swap with your new work which i love so much!Keep at it as it's very good indeed,hope we'll meet one day in Nice,i'll be back at the beginning of September,have a great summer,love,Elke
No worries Ingrid. I posted the pics for you last Wednesday (15th). It takes about 10-14 days from to Thailand. It all happened in a rush so I didn't have time to write you a note. Anyway, I hope you like them when you see them "live" and am looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Have a great summer! :) Bente
Hey thanks Ingrid, Many thanks for your reply.Sorry to not have got back to you sooner.
Yes pricing is a tricky one........ as I cant have my work a different price from gallery work , as you know galleries charge us artists from 40 -50% therefore my work is 50% more expensive than I would price it just to sell from myself !
Ouch !! sorry about that as it is always great when somebody wants to buy something.
However if you were interested I could sell an A4 print of the works you liked for £65.00.
okay Ingrid,i will make one for you in green-blue-turquoise. I need to finish my last big piece, a garlic clove 80x80cm, for my summer show.Next Monday i'll take my son to Barcelona for a week for an operation and i will have time to think about your's .Hope to produce a very nice one for you at the end of June before i close down my workshop for summer.It will very busy as usual as we live next to the beach and family and friends will come to see us and August is our holiday which we plan to spent in Tallinn in Estonia and St. Petersburg ...
Just read your note and found out what you like.Looks like you go for green and blue,the grains are gone,i don't know which one you like tableaux 358,is it the green square? That is still here,the other green -turquoise tile one is gone as well but i would love to make you one ,a bit like the block art in green with rusty bits,clay,fibrite,some letters etc. How about a surprise?
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).