pretty prints

Alrighty.

Here are the prints I’ve been working on lately.

The betta fish piece was a trial run of printing on painted paper. I thought the multicolored effect suited the fish.

I had it painted from a previous project I was working on and hadn’t used.

It’s painted with watercolors, salt for effect, and cheese cloth for texture.

At the moment, there are only two using this background effect, but I plan on doing up more sometime in the near future.

Next, my Magnolia’s.

I wanted to do something with a subtler touch, so I went with yellow, white, and silver.

Finally, the pomegranate.

I wanted this piece to be rich and warm so I went with red and gold.

All in all, I think they turned out pretty well.

Here they are laid out to dry.

Well, that’s it for today.

I’m off to work on something new though I  don’t yet know what.

Cheers!

Amanda

Betta Art

As you may or may not know by following my other blog, I took a Lino cut block printing class back in January.

Since then, I’ve been searching for ideas of things to carve/print.

My most recent inspiration came from Yuki, my old Betta may he rest in peace.

Since I’ve  always loved how finny Siamese fish are, I thought it would make for some fun carving.

So here is the finished product

I plan on printing it on watercolor paper later on and coloring it up.

I’ll re-post when I’m done.

Cheers,

Amanda

Snow & Yuki

So I was out shopping the other day picking up stocking stuffers for the hubby and came across this little guy. His body wasn’t as colorful as the other fish so one passerby deemed him ugly and choose another brighter fish instead. I have a soft spot for the underdog or underfish in this case so I had to take him home where he’d be fully appreciated. By the time I had completed all my purchases and carefully bundled up the fish for transport it was a freaking blizzard outside. With blowing snow and fish and parcels in hand I hurried home. I decided I’d call him Yuki (Japanese for snow) it seemed only fitting. Now you might be asking why is she blogging about her fish when she normally blogs about art? Well, I had to share the God-made beauty of Yuki’s colors. He really is a beautiful work of art!

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