Lavafall

Your participation in yesterday’s call-for-a-title was stellar! Thank you all for sharing your visions. I think Pevaeva and Nannus rocked the boat with their suggested titles, (respectively) “Battle for the Yellow Sea,” and “Help Me Out!”

Okay, on to today’s…
Another gelli plate abstract — color layers and texture play.

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lavafall
(8″ x 10″ acrylic monotype using Gelli plate)
Displayed artwork © 2013 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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6 responses to “Lavafall

  1. I like this one very much. I wonder how you did it. Do you sell it?

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    • O.K. I have found it on the internet. An interesting method. Looks like it could be fun to do. 🙂

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      • Yes, it’s fun and highly addictive! To answer your question, I do occasionally sell. I will email you soon, and thank you for your interest.

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        • Can you do something like this without the gelli pad? If you do the same thing on a metal surface (like stainless steel) or plasitc or ceramicsl will the result be different? What is special about the Gelli pad?

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          • The gel plate is very moist and spongy, allowing you to press the paper into the painted surface before the paint dries (acrylics dry very quickly, unless you add retarder medium). On hard solid surfaces, like those you listed, the paint may not roll on and stay evenly (might pool or shift) and probably would not adhere to the paper as uniformly. That’s not to say you couldn’t try this technique on solid surfaces. The results may be very cool. If you do attempt it, let me know if it works.

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  2. Awesome monotypes! Love your use of color

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