Mermaid Art Deco Abstract Fine Art Original Monoprint

Mermaid Art Deco Abstract Fine Art Original Monoprint
Mermaid Art Deco Abstract Fine Art Original Monoprint

Style : Art Deco, Art Nouveau
Materials : ink, paper
Title: Mermaid Tropicana
Size: Image 8.5"x11", Paper 8.5"x11"
Materials: 110lb acid free paper, speedball watersoluble printers ink

I'm having fun here with stencils, colours, textures and shapes. I never know what will show up on the page.

I was actually working on creating a woman silhouette stencil for my classical guitar series, but as I laid pencil to the page, a mermaid swam up instead. I've learned from experience that when I feel such a creative spasm coming on, just run with it, and I let my hand and subconscious take control. Always interesting, definitely surprising, as I really don't know where I'm gong with the image until it's done. Definitely a mermaid this time around. Yay! My husband declares me half fish anyway whenever I'm near a lake in summer.

These gelatin prints are much like live jazz music, improvising, and composing as I go along. I have a counter (several) covered in stencils, inscribed foam plates, and found textures. I have multiple rollers and colours of ink, and then I just GO (and cross my fingers). Of course I won't show you my slush pile, the experiments that went astray, but I'll just say only the cream of the crop makes it to the top.

This original work of art was created by rolling out layers of watersoluble ink onto a gelatin plate, and with gentle hand-pressing, the ink is transferred to the paper. This is a multilayered print (called 'overprinting' in the world of fine art-printmaking). Hand-cut original stencils were used. I place them randomly and play with colour combinations just to see what happens.

Every hand-pulled print is a unique work of art.

Please Note: While I endeavour to represent my art online as accurately as possible, colours and contrasts may vary on different monitors; for actual sizes please refer to posted measurements.

Unless expressly stated, all artwork is sold without mat or frame to keep shipping costs low.

© Ingrid Schmelter aka kaslkaos. All rights reserved.


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Ingrid Schmelter
Stouffville , Ontario, Canada
Original by Ingrid Schmelter

Prints Giclees
Edition Type. : Limited Edition
style : Art Deco
subject : Figures & Portraits

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

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