I went to Pam Lawson‘s for a printmaking class today. It is an informal monotype class, a small group with lots of individual instruction. I’m free to work on my ideas with the help of someone who knows what she’s doing and the added benefit of a press and lots of rollers. With a big roller, you can ink up a plate with a pattern on it and transfer the pattern on top of a 2nd image, which is what I did below. After the first one I used the ghost impression left on the plate as a guideline to make a new, more abstract version. Mostly I wanted to get the hang of using the big roller. In the first one the roller a jumped a bit, you can see it if you look at the bottom edge. I’m going to try next time with a darker ink in the background, probably an indigo or a deep violet, and a lighter figure, to see if I can get more contrast. The model is Peg Mulqueen, in Laguvajrasana.
The spoon and napkin here is from daily drawing practice. Daily drawing is more of a goal than a reality, but I keep coming back to it.