Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Relay Replay fundraiser print

After a couple of days of planning, I made the print today. This is the print I'm doing as a fundraiser to raise money to pay for materials and for me to go out and spend a week at The Dalles to work with another senior who lives out that way. His family lives in Portland and they have horses. I went out a few weeks ago and took a bunch of photos of their horses and used those as sources for this print. [I should add that these are Gocco prints, but of course...]

Here's the first layer, basically a solid 6"x6" square with different areas inked up with what I have left of the watercolor inks. The white horse was blocked out with a self-adhesive stencil:

After the 2nd layer:

And as I was designing it, I really couldn't decide which version to go with, so I went with both:

I printed about 2/3 of the prints in the pastel color version, and the rest in the sepia toned version. Both prints have that old-fashioned look, which I'm really liking. I used the same two screens for both versions, one screen a solid 6"x6" area, and a second screen for the darker lines. I like that the solid is somewhat spotchy too. I decided to go with the splotchy screen rather than a good solid open screen that I have been using for a variety of other projects. I don't know, there's just something about those little bright spots, they look like snow flakes, or maybe flower petals floating through the air.

The design of the print came from these 2 photos. The two horses are a mother-daughter pair.


Dr. Russ said...

Will these be available for purchase online? Let us know. I favor the pastel one but the sepia one looks nice too.

fingerstothebone said...

You bet! Once they're dried, titled, and signed, I'll have them up and available on the Relay Replay blog page. They'll be $10/print, plus shipping/handling.

Dr. Russ said...

Save one for me--especially if you have the pastel colored one. I am definitely interested--russ

margaret said...

Beautiful. I'm a sucker for all things horses.