Scene of the Crime
I caught a little beetle having a sip of paint off one of my plates last night. I didn’t notice the trail he left until this morning! A quick clean up and I was off to make another run of prints. I have to repaint the plate every time to get a good image. I run two off anyway, but you can see how much lighter the second pull (on the left) was.
I’m also doing lots of painting directly onto paper, as well as a few experiments on a plastic paper called Yupo.
My new friend keeps me on task.
My week at Spark Box is rapidly coming to an end, but I feel like the next 36 hours may be some of my most productive yet. Stay tuned…
Vintage Collar, 8×10
I got the chance to try out some watercolour monoprints today. Not all the pieces worked out, but I love the end look of this particular one. There will definitely be more of these in my future.
My Studio Space at Spark Box
I’m about halfway through my residency at Spark Box Studio, and so far it’s an amazing experience. Prince Edward County is such a beautiful area, and the house has the most perfect vintage lived-in touches. I added a few of my own to my studio after a trip to a Picton thrift store.
New Studio Friends
The studio space is perfect for spreading out and really getting work done. I’m experimenting with watercolour monoprint now, and I hope to get a few collographs out before the end of my stay. And painting, as always.
Part of my proposal was to create a haunting installation based on the studio itself. I’m finding more material than expected, including the lovely specimens above. Chrissy and Kyle found them under the floorboards while renovating the house. Apparently they’re to keep out or trap evil spirits. They’re now in the room I sleep in. Hopefully there aren’t any evil spirits left stuffed in there…
And just a reminder, the Mitzi’s show is coming down on the 2nd, so you have until then to check it out and maybe snag yourself a piece. Pick up is on the 2nd at the cafe, contact me for further details.