Sunday, February 14, 2010

New work progress

Words seem to be failing me since images have taken precedence. The right brain left brain division is in evidence and my left brain must be waiting for me back in London.

A lot of rain in the last couple of days and the temperature has dropped so I've been working indoors, as close as possible to a gas heater. Have been doing some monoprinting from stencils such as the first image below, not quite finished.

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 Cafe Azul monoprint.   NdA  Feb.2010

 
Portuguese Woman  monotype  NdA  Feb. 2010

 
Inside-Outside  NdA  acrylic on paper  Feb. 2010





9 comments:

Lolabola* said...

I LOVE that Inside-Outside! Can't stop looking at it.

Dave said...

I love all three of these. Outstanding. I think Portugal has been good for you.

DefSufi said...

Beautiful stuff! Keep going!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Lolabola, Dave, DefSufi, thank you. It's good to know you're out there looking in. I agree this experience has been/is good for me. I'll be taking the lessons of it home with me.

leslee said...

Wow, I love these, Natalie!

I heard an interview recently with a woman who had a stroke affecting her left brain, so she was almost totally right-brained - it left her blissful! She regained much of her left brain use, but has chosen to leave much of her former left-brain obsessions and nit-pickiness behind. Says you can choose which brain circuitry to use. I've been thinking about how left-brained my work is and the overworked ruts there. Anyway, until I can get a vacation, my right brain is grooving blissfully on your beautiful work here!

20th Century Woman said...

Wonderful prints. Do you have access to a press, or are these hand printed?

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Leslee,that's interesting. It seems that women generally are more left/right balanced than the male of the species (so I've read) - ie the division isn't quite so pronounced. So maybe we don't have to make too much effort to accentuate the right side/

Anne,I have no access to a press over here. The top print is hand printed, using a wooden spoon to rub the back of cut-out stencils. The one underneath is a monotype: ink rolled over a sheet of glass,
a drawing made in the ink using a turps-wet rag, paper laid over it, the back rubbed with a dry rag, presto: a print!

rennie said...

wow! not just a lot of work, but a lot of wonderful work. love them ... and the fact that they are all so different from each other. next time take a videographer along for YouTube :) would love to see the wooden spoon thing :)

blessings,
rennie

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Rennie,I've got my camcorder and am shooting videos but won't post them for the moment. When I get time to edit them, some will be posted.
This Saturday we'll be spoon-printing like mad!