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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monoprint: Blue fish 100513


Back to the lighter side of things with this foamboard print of a fish. The foamboard was cut into its respective areas of separate colour, jigsaw-style and each piece inked then slotted back into 'the bigger picture'. The foam lends a lovely dotted texture. Because it is also soft, impressions are easily made. For instance, the scales were made by pressing the back of my fingernail into the foamboard and the wavy water lines by the sharper edge of my nails. Although strictly speaking, this is a 'monoprint', I did produce some more copies with different colours, but this, the first one, is my favourite, using a restricted, but harmonious, palette of colours.

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