Friday, April 3, 2009

Outdoor studio


Under blue sky: The most pleasant place to work at. The kids are still in school, so the backyard is quiet.I cut another stamp and did some printing, looks very conventional:
Again, I made a lino cut from a traditional Estonian pattern and print it on slightly wet cloth. On dry cloth, the paint was not really taken up by the surface. On wet cloth, there is a slight bleeding of dye which actually looks quite interesting like aged or bleached dye. I let it dry now and will add some more painting and printing.










I also cut a foil stencil and use a stencil paint which contains oil. The stenciled shape is almost invisible. The white patterns have strongly resisted the paint which rolled off.







The intention is to fix them on the witch gown as if she had taken traditional clothes as a trophy from those she bewitched, just as she integrated the pictures of the young man in her gown which is all part of her sorcery.
I imagine her as a lady of the woods who lures a young man into unknown pleasures which make him addicted to her.

7 comments:

debg said...

Oh that looks like a delightful way to spend a day!

ArtSparker said...

Your last paragraph makes me think, in turn, of tendrils floating out from the fabric to ensnare...

jan said...

very lovely

Martha Marshall said...

How beautiful. You always inspire me, Eva.

Judy said...

both the story line and the art work are wonderful and inspirational!

xo

jude said...

well i like that story. and i like the stamp idea, like stamping out a whole quilt in blocks.

Diane said...

How imaginative! What in interesting idea about the clothes. YOur stamping looks great!