Colour impressions


After all this fog stuff it was time for some color. The sun showed up this week and the evening sky was filled with some glorious red.

Winterfarbimpression, Pastel über Ölmonotypie, je 10×10cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

This time I experimented and tried something for me completely new. The studies were done on oilmonotypes, which were printed on Pastelmat. The drying process took about a week. At some parts the fat oils show through, but I like the look of it very much.

I’ve been given the Sunshine blog award by Jala Pfaff. I will tell you more about it in a few days. Thank you Jala!

Winterfarbimpression I, 10×10cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

Winterfarbimpression II, 10×10cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen
Winterfarbimpression III, 10×10cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

6 Responses

  1. Eden Compton

    Love your work Astrid! Wonderful atmosphere! I'm not sure what you mean by oil monotype – did you use oil pastels or oils? I really like the effect.

  2. loriann

    Hi Astrid!
    Interesting, monotype on pastelmat. It seems the pastelmat takes the oil paint well. Did you add pastel later? How thick was your paint? Did you use turp or medium? Did you moisten it first? I ask these questions because I have been playing with monotypes lately as well.
    Your work is beautiful as always.

  3. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Eden and Loriann,
    in my next post on Wednesday I'm going to answer all your questions and show some photograhps.

  4. Jala Pfaff

    Wow! Every time I think it can't possibly get any better. And then it does.

  5. Jala Pfaff

    I'm also very interested in knowing about your process for these lovely works.

  6. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Jala,