broad beans: monoprint and collage
Another in the series of drawing familiar food - this time a handful of broad beans.
There is a small joy to splitting open the shiny green pods to reveal pale, matt beans attached to yellow 'hangers'- all cushioned in a spongy interior. Usually it's done speedily because I want to eat these beauties!
Today it was a more considered affair: taking time to look at the curves of the pods and how the beans nestled in to their spaces.
A pencil drawing to begin, and a collaged juxtaposition of some found marbled paper - with its echoes of nestled shapes.
Several of the monoprints were cut out and collaged on to the plate image along with photos of broad beans, and a single pod.
The plate is a scan - hence the blurry areas.
It's printed on pre-used A3 paper - hence the marks in the grey.
I like these 'faults'.
Using my blue china for this project led me to utilise it for a class I delivered for Sketchbook Skool