Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gelatin, anyone?

GOT to post something or I will feel worthless as an addicted blogger!
It's been busy around our house for lots of different reasons, but I have managed to do a couple more gelatin prints.
Putting on paint and then laying down a few stems of daisies I came up with this. The daisies were removed from the paint and then I got another print, which added some color in the "resist" areas.
The only problem with this art technique is I get going - trying this, that and the other thing - and before I know it I've got something I like, but I'll be darned if I can remember how I did it.
And of course, with this technique, too, you're thinking backward: OK, first I put down the paint, then the flowers, then the paper - and rubbed. Then I pulled up the paper and removed the flowers and then I put the paper back down again. I think. No, maybe not. Maybe I painted some more. No, that wouldn't have worked. Gosh, I don't know what I did! But I like it!!
Here is another image "pulled" from the painted gelatin onto the paper. The flower petals are almost of photographic quality. I really, really like them and think I'll maybe cut them out and lay them on the more colorful paper. Maybe.
Friends and I are doing this again on Sunday, so get ready to see more artwork for which I will have no technical explanations - femminismo


donna said...

Amazing detail! Looks like a lot of fun, too!

Dawn said...

I love these! So happy you are enjoying the gelatin. I need to get mine posted too. I ended up with a few that I really liked.

Candace said...

Oh Jeanne! These are fantastic! You should make papers out of them, esp that second daisy print. How wonderful a time you are having as summer drifts on through, and autumn comes in... even the colours are reminiscent of this transitional time of year.

Your Pal in Athens.

acornmoon said...

These look interesting, it looks like fun. I hope you have what my art teacher used to call "Happy accidents"!

Candace said...

Say, Jeanne, why don't you pop up a little video and show us how and what to do with these gelatins? Just a thought. Just a seed of an idea... just moseying along here.
Candace in Athens.