Sharon, the choice of colours and vellum are perfect! Love it!
Hi Carole! Thank you! I loved working on this piece. The sub-subtitle was 'Ode to Blue'. I rarely work on vellum, but the 'Scheherazade's Moon' series all start with a monotype print, so it became an obvious choice. The vellum surface is wonderful to work with.
Marvelous painting, Sharon!
Hello Elena and Russ! Thank you!
Beautiful "Ode to Blue"! Love the nice small cards in the corner.
Hello Eric! Thank you! I think it's fair to say that we are fascinated by Blue.
Love the richness of this-the vivid blue and the varied texture. That looks like a flower bud about to burst open.
Hello Stephanie! Thank you!
Hi Sharon,Thank you for the greetings,It is great to know that you are doing well and had a great holiday!Elena
Hi Elena! My pleasure! Yes, it was a mid-week holiday - unusual. The weather has been extremely hot here (no doubt even more where you are!) and everyone was really ready for a party. Hope you had a great holiday, too!
Scheherazade, rêve aux portes de l'Orient... Nuit bleue et clair de lune!Merci Sharon, je te souhaite un excellent week-end
Bonjour Kenza! Merci beaucoup! Votre commentaire est charmant. Je sais que vous comprenez bien! Je vous souhaite une merveilleuse semaine.
Dans quel pays de rêve nous entraine cette composition. L'énigmatique fleur qui se fend d'une blessure écarlate serait-elle l'aveu d'une blessure secrète dont l'aveu ne passerait qu’entouré par un bleu profond dont le ciel se parait.Est-ce une élévation, est-ce un atterrissage, est-ce un songe. Je me refuse à interpréter plus loin et reste suspendu à un rêve dont tu possèdes la clé.Belle journée à toi, Amicalement.RogerP.S. sur mon blog, une réponse possible.
Bonjour Roger! Je suis souriant. Vos mots sont intenses. C'est une histoire un peu comme le code de droit des gens du désert. Toutes les portes sont ouvertes. Pas de clés sont nécessaires. Vous êtes les bienvenus. Le voyage est le vôtre.Belle journée à toi, mon ami!
oh Sharon, your blue is magnificent, so vibrant and intense... the Flower in the Moon!!! or is it the Moon-Flower-Girl, dreaming in the night? i am fascinated by the entire composition, it is highly poetic. what do you mean by "the 'Scheherazade's Moon' series all start with a monotype print"? what does this mean, in what way are they a monotype print?
Hello Roxana, Thank you! You are a Master of the highly poetic image! For Scheherazade night IS day. She understands profoundly that each dawn could be her last.I will try to answer your 'monotype' question. I am not using 'monotype' in a traditional way. But I am using the process.Each time I start a different piece for this series, I decide what the background/mood will be and what color sense will dominate the piece. I then ink a plate with my first color choice. (Here, that first color is the light blue.) I work into this plate by scratching, lifting color or staining the color. Then I transfer/print this onto the vellum. I may choose to repeat this process with a second color. Here, I did. That second color is the deep blue. (I use water soluble inks. The choice of these inks and the layering creates that vibrant intensity.) It is transfered/printed over the first color onto the vellum. I then work into this - on the vellum on all of these pieces - with paint and collage. When finished, they are mixed media pieces.
oh thank you for the detailed explanation, i was very curious about this. i would love to see you at work! :-)
Hello Roxana! You're welcome.