29 April 2014

Bloom

I'm happy to report that I've recovered from my recent self-doubting panic attack and had a good time last week playing around with shapes, textures and different mediums. A piece of abstract-ish wall art incorporating flowers, words and a restricted colour palette isn't something I'd think of doing off my own bat, but this is what's great about being given a brief - having to work within a set of rules that force you to try new things. 

I've always liked this quote, and remind myself of it when I feel like running away to a place where the grass appears to be greener. Lots of different things went into building this piece - an old monoprint made from old icecream sticks, gouache, oil pastel, hand lettering and many blobs of ink. It made me remember how much I used to love printmaking (especially monoprints) and mixed media. This is the last week of the course - despite my occasional moaning, I'll miss it.

2 comments:

roberto M. said...

Hi Carla, Great work!!! I would say Excellent! I like specially dark and light zones how it play making a very good composition. congratulations!! this is the result of your multimedia knowledge, right? :)

Carla said...

Hi Roberto! It was a bit of an experiment for me - I'm not used to working in an abstract way. But it did make me think about how much I'd like to get back into printmaking again - for some reason it comes much more naturally to me than painting. Thank you!

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