What if I decorated some papers with acrylic paints and inks and then used them to overlay photographs.
So I got out the paints.
My colours were specific - I wanted to use colour that in my mind reflected Andalucia - it may be a bit of a cop out but the next series of JQs (May to August) which I am doing in one hit will deal with my memories of Spain and some lovely holidays spent there - my theme for the JQs is 'Memories'. And my philosophy is to treat them like sketch book pages and not to get too hung up about them.
So I also got out my box of hand made print blocks.
And then I kind of went for it.
And here are the results.
|This is from a 'Sun Block' inspired by a tile in Seville.|
|This uses a commercial stencil that reminds me of the shapes of the ceramic wall tiles.|
|A lino cut using a cheese plant image (there are a few of these in the courtyard gardens)|
|Another cheese plant image, this one a print block made using childrens funky foam.|
|Individual print blocks (again using foam)|
|Floor tile blocks using foam.|
Then today I did a bit of manipulation in Paint.Net.
|City Gate Granada|
Print of fabric, bit of stitch and I might have a few little quilts.