Friday, 22 October 2010


I have wanted to spend some time working back into the acrylic transfers that have been building up in my sketch book. I also wanted to draw some moths and beetles.
I spent a happy afternoon working on top of these pre-prepared backgrounds, but started to feel that the drawings were becoming laboured.
So rather than abandon the exercise I took out my scalpel and set about cutting and lifting the wings and
carefully working around legs. This has made a complete difference to the way I feel about the pieces.
I know that the names are not accurate for the moth they are with, but I love the names moths have, there is something moralizing and serious about them, butterflies have such frivolous names, moths have sturdy, worthy labels.


Rosalie Wrona said...

I love looking at your sketch book experiments and your printmaking processes. Makes me want to get back to it.

Patricia G said...

These are great Sue! I love the idea of cutting and lifting, creating shadows.

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

What a great idea!! I love how these turned out! Thanks so much for showing these.....Gloria