Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I came home from San Miguel D' Allende changed forever. I left a hobbyist and came home an artist, ready to devote myself completely to my art. I cleared out a room and created a studio. I worked passionately for hours and hours on creating new work. I took workshops and classes, fine-tuning my techniques. I also learned about other printmaking techniques and materials. I wanted to become greener, using less toxic materials. I discovered Akua Kolors which are soy-based and much better for my skin than using oil-based inks which require toxic materials for cleaning, yet I could achieve the sheen I wanted when using them.
I went to a 4-day workshop created by Ileen Henderson of New Hope for Art http://www.newhopeforart.com, led by Susan Rostow who created Akua Kolors which I still prefer and use most often. http://www.waterbasedinks.com
These monotypes are from a series I made at the workshop. From the top: Moonlit Horizon, Mexican Sunset, Mountain Moon.