Sunday, February 14, 2010

Relief Prints in Adobe

Well, I haven't had any time to spend in the studio this weekend but I did manage to spend an hour scanning some of my recent monoprints. I was curious to see what kind of patterns I could come up with in Adobe Illustrator and I thought you might like to see the results.


I think these first two have the feel of textiles from Hawaii or other Pacific Islands.
This last one feels more Oriental to me. Your thoughts? I've enjoyed working in this palette, but I'm thinking it's time to move away from it now. So before I print again, I will have to get some white ink so that I can create some spring pastels. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on; whether it be new art, or simply a new post, it's all very motivating to me!

11 comments:

Printed Material said...

Gloria,
I think all of these prints are great. The third one doesn't look oriental to me. It is that one that looks like Kuba cloth to me or maybe Tapa, and not the first two. I think the third one has the colourway I associate with these textiles and maybe that's why? Lesley

Gloria said...

Hi Lesley,
Thanks for the compliment and for sharing your knowledge. After looking online at various African textiles and also at Tapa cloth, I agree -- the third one looks most like Kuba cloth.

betsy best-spadaro said...

Gloria, very nice!

Laura said...

i really am drawn to the circle and line pattern of the third. they are all lovely.

Erin said...

I love the colors in these. So muted and earthy! It's exactly what I'm always drawn to.

I put a blog award for you and some other artists on my blog. If you want to accept it just check out my blog: www.dutchfotos.blogspot.com. Thanks!

Gloria said...

Laura,

Thanks very much for your encouraging remarks! Hoping to continue our email conversation in a couple of days.

Gloria said...

Hi Betsy,

Thank you! Hope you find time to do some printing soon! I've been enjoying your sketchbook posts.

Gloria said...

Erin, Thank you so much for including me in your list of nominees. I'm truly honored. More later...

Gloria said...

Oh -- and thanks Erin for your remarks. Glad you like the prints!

molly said...

these are beautiful

Gloria said...

Hi Molly, thanks very much for taking a look at my work and for your kind comment! I've enjoyed visiting your blogs and website on several occasions. Good luck at the Nat'l Stationery Show!