Berlin And The Geek

25 May

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Spent a very long but happy day at Swansea Print Workshop, working with a talented group of artists to produce a body of monotypes, which we hope will form the basis of a portfolio to go to the USA in the Autumn. I based mine on a drawing I did of husb when we visited Berlin a couple of winters ago. He was wrapped up warm in a well-padded bright yellow jacket and I drew him in a tiny sketchbook on the Berlin Metro on our way to visit the Stasi museum. We’re such a jolly couple.He’s a real gent and always stands for ladies, so I get a lot of opportunity on public transport to sketch him from below, looking straight up his nose.

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It’s not a flattering angle but I don’t like doing straightforward portraits; I like quirky. The monotype process created two unique pieces, one full-colour and one ‘ghost’. They are oil pigment (litho / relief ink) onto BFK Rives 250 gsm handmade paper, 15cms square. For a geeky explanation of the process, please visit my website. I am a geek. You have been warned 😀

9 Responses to “Berlin And The Geek”

  1. Russell. May 28, 2013 at 10:51 #

    You’re so well travelled Rosie, cool monotype! Russell

    • Rosie Scribblah May 28, 2013 at 11:26 #

      Thanks Russell. I’m making up for lost time – hardly travelled at all when I was younger.

  2. Hansi May 26, 2013 at 14:46 #

    Wow…I’m impressed. Especially like the color scheme….Outstanding.

  3. paperstew May 26, 2013 at 13:41 #

    Ah Rosie, you’ve done it again. Another incredible monotype! I really like the ghost of this one. Great perspective too! Looking forward to what the others have created. Will you be sharing their work?

    • Rosie Scribblah May 26, 2013 at 16:53 #

      Thanks Gale. Yes, I’ll get them all turned round the irght way and share them later 🙂

      • paperstew May 26, 2013 at 23:22 #


  4. Helen Cherry May 26, 2013 at 01:18 #

    Absolutely love this.. it’s most excellent !

    • Rosie Scribblah May 26, 2013 at 16:55 #

      Thanks Helen. It’s the first time I’ve done a monotype portrait from a drawing, I’ve always used photos in the past.

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