Critiques can be so helpful……what do you think?


A recent critique with my colleagues at Momento Collective has been so useful in re examining my art practice- posing questions such as my use of colour- or lack of use of colour.

A couple of years ago I made a time lapse video following the tide patterns in a small cove over several days. I filmed during the night which created quite dark uneventful periods in the footage. When I started editing the video I experimented with manipulating the colour to accentuate the movement and time phases and to liven up the night time sequences. This produced a visually stimulating effect and dare I say beautiful imagery.

So with reference to this I have now contemplated playing with colour in my mono print work. This is early days and I hope may lead to using more colour in the studio when I make prints. This is a quick experiment with one print below, what do you think?

I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

and below is the original print:

6 Replies to “Critiques can be so helpful……what do you think?”

    1. Thanks so much for your comments. It’s quite daunting presenting work to a group of people, but also great to hear their impressions and feeling to the work. I now have to respond to the feedback and will be interested to see how it turns out. I did make a series of mono prints for a project a year ago which in fact was very colourful- as it was images from my garden. It felt right for the subject. The chapel images are trying to convey time and memory, which I feel should be almost monotype- dreamlike? Do we dream in black and white? What do you think? Thanks again for commenting. All the best, Caryl

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  1. I like the strong contrast between orange and blue, very different in feel from the original. I’m wondering what it would look like with colors less saturated?

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    1. Hi Eliza Thank you for your comment. In the critique of my original work it was mentioned that my time lapse video had been enhanced with colour and so I thought I would try out a similar effect on my mono prints to see how it looked. The idea was then to produce new mono prints using more colour. I agree that more subtle colour would be an interesting experiment- as we know colour can be seductive and maybe detract from the subject matter/concept. When I next go to the print studio I will see how it pans out. Thanks again for responding. Caryl

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