warming up.goofing off

"eye thought" photobooth .bulge.

i spent the day warming up.
i have a few important projects
and collaborations looming and
have not spent a bit of productive time
at my art table in well over a month.
warming up is a necessary part of my process,
creatively speaking.
i started my warming up by goofing off.
hence,the wacky self-portrait....deep in thought,
well,sort of. i guess goofing is part of that same process.

my friend and exceptionally talented artist,jen worden
posted a monoprint challenge a day or so ago.
i gathered my tools:
  • 11x13 plexi glass
  • brayers
  • tweezers
  • liquitex acrylics
  • a variety of papers
  • masks
and took her up on it.
i used brilliant yellow green,
alizarin crimson hue perm.,chromium oxide green,
deep turquoise and dioxazine purple.scrapbook paper
and stonehenge were papers at hand and i dragged out
a couple of heidi swapp masks to play with.
a really satisfying exercise...just what i needed to warm up,
my renditions below....


Jen said...

Love! Love! Love! Denise these are wonderful! Thanks so much for taking the challenge. xoxo

Stacy Alexander said...

WOW! The colors and design are so alive and fresh and beautiful! LOVE this!!! WOW!


A bird in the hand said...

Gorgeous, Denise. I agree with your warm-up theory/ptractice!

mary fran foster. said...

so fresh!
love your photobooth>>bulge! :P

laurel said...

These are great! This looks like a really neat technique that I'll have to try my hand at. I think I even have a Heidi Swapp mask. I found your site by following a couple of links from Inspire Me Thursday.

tiffini elektra x said...

Holy Moly - I adore that picture! How cute!