The arrival of winter here was a bit of a surprise this week . It seemed early this year as usually I don't have to worry about the snow until after Christmas. With so much of my art practice taking place outdoors , it probably shouldn't be a surprise at all . I saw the leaves quickly fall , the landscape become bare , the absence of insects, and hearing the birds chatter less and less . A lot of people love this quiet time. I have to admit I love the warmth of the sun and all that goes with it . Until then though I must work around the blue of winter, keep creating, and get outdoors whenever possible .
The cold and snow hasn't stopped me so far . These cyanotypes were exposed all day in the snow .
Join me on an all new workshop adventure !
My favorite color is blue.
Not just blue, but deep rich indigos and Prussian hues. It's no wonder I have always loved the deep blue tones of cyanotypes, a camera-less photographic process .
I also love botanical printing in just about any way possible !
My surprise to myself came when I began wanting more from my cyanotype prints.
I wanted more colors
I wanted texture
I wanted to create a more abstract painterly approach with no paint !
This sent me on an extensive journey into what this process is capable of . A journey that I am still on
and still find immensely exciting with every print developed .
I don't believe in just randomly breaking the rules.
I believe in seeking extensive knowledge, and practice, of a medium ,
and then knowing which rules can be pushed and broken, and why.
In this workshop I share my journey into my approach to cyanotypes
Join me for another workshop adventure into natural camera less photography in a painterly way
(with no paint :)
Workshop begins January 15th
Early Registration Sale Ends Sunday !
15% OFF registration COUPON CODE : " CYAN at checkout
See all of the details for the workshop
Supplies I used this week:
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Happy Creating !
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Shari Replogle is an artist sharing her encaustic and other artistic adventures each week here on the blog and on Youtube. Her full line of workshops featuring encaustic and metal are on this site under available workshops.