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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

An Exercise in Rainbows: Red

While taking scary craft photos did cheer me up during the month of February, I've noticed I'm feeling a bit SAD lately. So, I thought an exercise in taking bright, saturated photos might give me a lift. I'm starting with red, working my way through the rainbow. I'm going to try to keep it to photos of things I made, past or present. I might have more than one post per color. There are no rules. This is about being happy. Anyone want to join?

My image for Red is a monoprint I made in a class a few years back. The black work is done with a funny airbrush-type tool that pumps out the ink. This was done with water-based ink, which I find very challenging because it lacks saturation, although you can't tell with this print. I think my color correction isn't true. The color background was done as a separate press run. The fan is a bit of paper glued on. The fancy term for that is Chine-collé.

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Blogger futuregirl said...

It's beautiful!

Wed Mar 11, 03:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger patrice said...

I'll join in. I'm skating the rim of SAD myself. I'm still sick, that doesn't help. Maybe color and all it's vitality will see me through.

Wed Mar 11, 05:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Harpa J said...

Wow - the print is beautiful! I hope it lifts your spirits, it sure pleased my eye!

Thu Mar 12, 03:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Suse said...

I'm in. But my red photo isn't something I made, just something that made me happy.

No rules, right?!

Thu Mar 12, 03:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tania said...

Me too. And given the No Rules Policy I'm aiming at objects that make my day in some small way.

Fri Mar 13, 01:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

Color! Paint?
Images? It all sounds so good already. Can't wait to see how it progresses. The idea alone makes me happy.

Fri Mar 13, 08:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Melynda said...

I'm feeling sad too. In Southwest Colorado it has been cold enough that there is hardly any green in sight. sigh...
Spring I can hardly wait for you.
I found your blog about six months ago, and btw I am a huge fan.

Sat Mar 14, 09:28:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Lori said...

Color therapy always brightens my outlook. Especially red. What a beautiful piece of art.

Wed Mar 18, 04:26:00 PM PDT  

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