Landscape in Blue.
Lone tree rising, somber. Where, is the foliage?
Monoprinting in Blue
While this is not really a recent work, the monoprint was done in the past 24 months.
Our class topic at the time was on using color and line, format, and subject placement to create a ‘feeling’ that would be clear and evident for viewers to identify.
I created, a somber nearly desolate feeling in this landscape.
While working the process that day I finished quite a number of monoprints.
Some were florals, some animals & people – which you have seen.
And then this one, which you haven’t seen.
I chose to use only the blue ink and hand printing on a pale creamy paper.
The paper wasn’t pure white.
I thought, I might temper the starkness… just a little.
The solitary tree rising, carries with it a feeling of not just aloneness, but also the sense of barrenness.
There is no foliage in sight.
Where, did all the foliage go we wonder?
Where are the other trees?
And, then, the next thought our minds consider, might be:
“Is this tree still alive? Still struggling? Or is it finished?”
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