September 15, 2006

Monotype


"old garden" monotype 18" x 24"
Here is one of my monotypes - a print made on a slab of gelatin with printmaking ink - one of a kind print. It is my favorite way of working through ideas for my paintings later. This one is part of a series called "Gardens" This old garden with it's iron gate fencing is representative of this time of year in New Hampshire. Yarrow growing pink finally and the roses giving up the go ... Change in the garden seemed like a good topic for Illustration Friday. Go see more change at Penelope Dullaghan's site. Change is good. Speaking of change ...
Tonight is our new opening - Two Views of Tuscany and Flora and Fauna. Lots of bustling around yesterday, painting a wall or two a fabulous shade of pumpkin, and setting up a window display which we are just thrilled about. Will show photos this weekend of the opening!

The word for the day is ... compost ... as in well, you know, "Compost Happens!" -- direct qoute from professional artist and semipro composter/gardener/lover of all things which grow green: Mary Ellen McKeen.

28 comments:

annax said...

A very striking and interesting illo!

susanna said...

Congratulations on your gallery's upcoming show! I particularly like Tom Glover's painting. Look at those colours...

And I like the lines in your painting, Susan. Do you keep your roughs in a sketchbook? I'm working through ideas at home today, too.

tararossstudios said...

I love this, I bet it is full of texture in person.

ValGalArt said...

I really love this Susan! The fence gives it a vintage feel, Really beautiful!!!

kat coyle said...

i love the colors and textures in this piece.

andrea said...

Wow -- this one really works! The gradations, texture, composition -- but most of all the feelings it evokes. This is one of my favourites of yours, Susan.

murphy girl said...

the colors are perfect behind that fence. a real feel of dusk in the fall.

republic of desire said...

Nice color and texture, wish you had a close up of this. I realize my monitor doesn't do this justice.

Funky Finds said...

Wow, Susan...this is gorgeous. And the process sounds so interesting. I love the colors. Have a great weekend!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

this this this...it my favorite!

frank h said...

very interesting blog, susan

good printings, excellent postings and comments - I'll come back for sure

and thank you for your visit and comments at my blog!

Michelle Lana said...

beautiful!

carla said...

This is so pretty to look at...you do such lovely things with shades of color. I am enjoying the changing gardens and leaves around here. Good luck with the new shows:>

steve said...

This is my favorite Suzan. The colors and texture and abstraction here are quite magical.

melba said...

What an interesting process. beautiful print!

Verity said...

Oh Susan, I love this, so much. It's just stunning.

the heartful blogger said...

Just beautiful, you inspire me!

Belinda said...

Oh my gosh, this is just stunning!

Pat said...

Oh Susan, this is just wonderful.....I love the colors. The feeling it evokes. Beautiful. Pat

AscenderRisesAbove said...

lovely work; unusual colors

julie said...

I love this - the colours and texture..!!!

Meltem Sozer said...

Stunning! I love the composition and colors.

mahima said...

joooohhhh
i LOVE the blends of greens and yellowe...and then the pinks and whites.
lovely!

Joanne said...

So beautiful!

irisz said...

beautiful!

yanook said...

Very nice... keep up the nice creation.

Yanook :)

Angela Rockett said...

This is such a beautiful image! I've been wanting to try to make gelatin prints, and this makes me want to even more.

bdelpesco said...

this is beautiful...