Homage to Hepworth 3

Homage to Hepworth 3 - Mixed media monoprint hand coloured with printing paint and chalk pastels

Interesting, I like it.

Wonderful effects that illuminate your painting Bobbie.

Thank you all for your kind comments. I really enjoyed working on these! Monoprinting is very unpredictable, so I began with about 8 different black prints on different types of paper. I binned 3, and experimented with different colouring media on the other 5. The 3 I've posted in the gallery are my 3 favourites. I know chalk pastels work because I learned this technique at a mixed media workshop about 5 years ago. They are dry and don't affect the original marks made with the water soluble printing ink, but you do need to fix them afterwards. I also tried oil pastels (which were a bit too harsh) and watercolour pens (which was interesting) as well as re-wetting and moving the ink around.

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This monoprint is based on the same source photo as the last one of me standing in front of Barbara Hepworth's "Four Square (Walk Through) sculpture. This time I used regular white mixed media paper, working back into the black printing ink with my fingers while it was still wet. As well as using chalk pastels to colour it, I also added some highlights with coloured water soluble brush pens.

About the Artist
Bobbie Matulja

I'm a busy Churchwarden from a rural parish in South Shropshire. I've been painting and drawing for nearly 12 years - so I would describe myself as an experienced amateur. I've picked up a few art prizes at Tenbury Agricultural Show as well as exhibiting with a couple of art clubs and, for theā€¦

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