These are all the screen prints I have completed from my first session of screen printing. I have split them into three different categories.
The first four designs are the simplest designs I have created. They use block colour and just a single layer of flowers. Here my aim was to try out the colour palettes, see what worked well and did not work well together and discover my pattern on paper. I was extremely happy without these turned out, my experimental stage of my work was very successful and looked luxurious and elegant on paper.
My next port of call was to mix the layers up and use two layers of flowers on my work. I firstly printed to block flower pattern (all four flowers) then taped up three of them leaving me one. This flower I then randomly selected its position sometimes planning it other times it was where the acetate fell. I came to realise the two lighter colours of green and white did not mix so clearly together and at times became difficult to distinguish. Although I thought this would be the case also with the green and grey it did not happen. I am most happy with the grey background piece in this section, I feel the colour palette I selected was the right one and the random positioning of the flowers worked to my advance and layered on well.
Finally I decided to be more adventurous in these pieces and try and do a sponge effect as I had seen in Chaimowicz’s work. In some ways I feel this was successful and worked well with what I was attempting to create. However as pieces in themselves I do not like them as much as my clean cut ones as I feel they are messy in comparison. For the final piece of this group I attempted to use the purple line to act as a block over the flower pattern. Unfortunately this did not work well and remains my least successful screen print in this whole series.
For my next designs, I would like to experiment using more colours and forms. With some of these screen prints I may work on them further creating more tone and line and see where it will take me. I am happy with the outcome but I feel I need to research more in order to improve my overall style and finish.