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Unique State Print. Medium: Watercolour, 200g Arches rag paper. The image is printed, via an etching press, off a collograph type printing plate.
I was so inspired at first learning this unusual plate/printing method and processes during a weekend workshop that I continued alone, well into the evenings, learning to grapple with/master this delicate, sensitive watercolour printing technique.

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My “creative art practice” may be be succinctly summed up in the following fantastic metaphorical quote by Kandinsky:
~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • JkWilson
    JkWilsonalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful Kerryn – I do like collographs and your choice of colours is lovely

  • Thankyou Judith. I really enjoyed doing a series of experimental work applying a new collagraph plate technique combined with using watercolour instead of traditional oil based inks.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    very interesting work well done wonderful colours LIz

  • Glad you like it Liz, thankyou.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Joe Covert
    Joe Covertalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice work………..Joe

  • Appreciate it Joe, thanks.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyalmost 4 years ago

    This is so unique and creative!

  • Thankyou very much Ellen.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Marie Theron
    Marie Theronalmost 4 years ago

    Very delicate, lovely textures!

  • Thanks Marie, appreciate your comments.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 4 years ago

    love your ‘language’

  • smile – yours too, thankyou heaps Shylie.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanalmost 4 years ago

    love that soft delicate turquoise. Great textures!

  • Thankyou Marion. Yes I love the yummy textures too achieved with this unique technique.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanalmost 4 years ago

    Featured in printmaking

  • Wow – big embracing hug and thankyou very much for the feature Marion!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • avalyn
    avalynalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful Kerryn! I have attempted a few collographs but nothing like this ….congratulations on the feature…you’re an inspiration!

  • Thankyou so much avalyn for your kind words.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Albert.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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