Fall Fun Print Making

Posted by Elissa Baltzer on October 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM

This Fall I have started taking a Printmaking class here in Montreal. Print Making is an artform that I have had a long abiding love of and years away from it has apparently not dulled that one bit. I love the process in all of its mysteriousness where you don't actually see the real process of creation happening because whatever you are printing with and the paper come face to face and the grand reveal only happens when you peel them apart. In most other art forms it is more direct; you are seeing exactly what you are creating as you paint, or draw it onto paper or sculpt it into being. With this art form only once the paper and the plate have been carefully peeled apart do you finally get to see the end result. There is something truly exciting about this, like opening a present, each time a new printed image reveals itself. Below are a few of the images I have created over the past few weeks using various techniques. Next week we head of into Lino Cut printing and I can't wait! There is also something very direct in this process for me which ends up translating into a very immediate interpretation of the season around me. All of the prints below are Autumn inspired.

'Autumn Labyrinth'

'Death Beetle'

'Ginkos in Flight'

Categories: My Artwork/ Mon Art

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