Printing Exercises - Maureen Jakubson

Value Study All the colors started with blue green with white grey or black added. I switched from opaque to transparent paint as I moved from light to dark. 

Value Study

All the colors started with blue green with white grey or black added. I switched from opaque to transparent paint as I moved from light to dark. 

2A

2A

2B

2B

Monochromatic color study on first background. The greens are not evident once this piece dried. The color shows slightly in person.  I think the value of the background was too dark. The light under coat in the squiggle should probably have been an opaque paint.

Monochromatic color study on first background.

The greens are not evident once this piece dried. The color shows slightly in person.  I think the value of the background was too dark. The light under coat in the squiggle should probably have been an opaque paint.

I have enjoyed this work. The technicalities of getting a decent picture of the color work has been enlightening. It has been a good aspect of the course.

I have been working with pure hues thinned for lights and using compliments for dark values with dyes and print paste recently. So I haven't been thinking about muted colors in the same way as in your course with tints. shades, and grayed colors.  I found the chromatic grays beautiful and tricky in some ways. The value relationships seemed to change with each muted color I added in the collage studies.

I did have trouble with some technical parts of the painting. I couldn't get a nice flat painted area similar to a flat wash in watercolor painting. I did better when I switched from a round to a flat brush. There was still a lot of texture from the brush marks.I looked back through the demos and notes and didn't see anything about using  an acrylic medium.  I am guessing that the medium might lower the intensity too much and that we would have trouble getting intense colors. 

Thanks for a thoughtfully planned course.

Maureen