remember back in May
i took part in a monotype and viscosity printmaking course
here are the prints that came out of it,
some tentative, some i'm happy with!
i started with black ink, learning about the thickness of the lines,
what will show and what won't, the texture of the ink
and the reverse images
and then went on to adding colored inks and viscosity
(which means some of the ink has linseed oil added to it
and adheres differently)
and below is my "pear trilogy"
the last 3 prints i made
next step etching!
i call this a Coral Tree.
they are Erythrinas
a flowering plant in the pea family.
and at the moment they are showing off
with their magnificently bright flowers!
(for some reason the beauty of the whole tree is difficult to
capture in photo)
below is the evolution of the flower:
from the bud
through the blooming
to the full bloom
to the decay
and the transformation into these peas/beans looking pods
below is what they look like in the end.
in summer the dry bean opens and releases
bright orange "lucky beans".
the legend says we should always have 3 "lucky beans"
in our wallet for good fortune and abundance!
welcome to my "flower week" day 2!
i can't stop taking photographs of these yellow flowers.
i have no idea what they are called
or whether they are weeds or not.
i love their dryness and a touch of decay.
they remind me of dusty dry flower bunches
on dusty old cabinets, in stuffy overheated apartments...