debbie little wilson
I make my living by selling at large art shows and a few galleries… So, now I have to switch gears and start producing work for my upcoming shows.. I am getting ready for two events actually…. A Gallery show in Round Top Texas at the end of March and my first art show Main Street Art Festival in Fort Worth, Texas in April …
For Fort Worth, I always start by “Cowgirling Up”…
Since I have been working small, I want to stretch out and work a little bigger for awhile …. I am going to make some monoprint collages that will be 17 x 17 . For these I have some old Ranch Romance magazines with wonderful graphics on the front. I tore off the covers and will collage them into my monoprints along with bits of etchings floating around..
When I start, I lay them out and make my decisions about what will go into the monoprint… Remembering that I need a good strong composition to hold it all together, I need to know where the pieces will be on the plate so that I will know where to paint the printer’s ink to make it all work….
Here are a few of the “starts” that I am working on today….
These are waiting in the wings to be dealt with…. Instead of just putting them in a stack, I spread them out so that I can keep glancing at them as I am walking by, in case an idea “spurs” me on (so to speak)… Right now I am in cowgirl mode but I have a few ideas for other subjects for these large monoprints so I am excited to jump right in on these and giddy up and go (oh, dear….sorry)….
Off to Work… my Apron is on and I am about to put in the ear buds of my iPod…I think I will listen to Pink today for these..