Tag Archives: gelli plate

4 x 4 Monoprinting

I simply HAD to paint with my gelli plate the other night. I chose a limited palette of 4 paints (black, white, burnt umber, and yellow-gold) and pulled only these 4 prints. My goal was simply to see how different or unified the prints would look.

Which arrangement do you prefer?

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ganged_side-by-side

Side-by-side arrangement

ganged_stacked

Stacked arrangement





(8.5″ x 11″ each print, acrylic on index stock)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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Valentine’s Day Love

Hugs to all of you today!

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valentine_love_wp
(4″ x 5″  mixed media on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Cobbles

You’ll see this again in a future post — likely with some creature added to the scene. This premature share is because I really like it in this stark state and wanted you to see it before I start tinkering.

This is a good example of how the gelli plate technique can provide a background scene on which to build.

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

Blue Button

I could also title this “Red Tide.” Then what would the blue “button” become in the scene?

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

Gold Mounds

Are you tired of abstract monotypes yet? Not me!

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

Squall

I considered cropping the upper white horizontal rectangle but a friend insisted that it remain. Your thoughts?

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

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.

Title Me…

I was going to name this “Wave.”
Then I saw things hatching out of eggs
And an upper-left Japanese-looking thingy.
Help me out,  a r t i c k l e  community.
What do you see in this gelli?
Title me (rotate as necessary for inspiration!).

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

Portuguese Rectangles

How’s this for a holiday palette? I spontaneously bought bright orange and green paint one day and decided I’d use them together in a gelli print.

portuguese_flag

The check-out guy asked if I was painting Portuguese flags! Maybe subliminally that’s why I chose rectangular shapes?


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

Mountain

A couple of weeks ago, I spent two evenings pulling prints from a Gelli plate. It’s a highly addictive tool whereby you really cannot predict or control the outcome. That’s what I find so fascinating. I’ll share several from my stack with you over the next week or so. I’ve named them based on what I see. But, I invite your comments, as you’ll undoubtedly interpret these differently. Thanks, in advance.

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