Monday, March 9, 2009

Green Apples

After spending time working on monotypes, it felt good to paint something larger with simple shapes and colour.

Monotypes can be technique oriented and the time I had today to work on them felt like time wasted since everything I printed ended up in the garbage. Very frustrating!! But I am pleased with the apples and we did have sun today, after the freak snow storm.

16" x 20" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas SOLD

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Low Tide #4, 5, & 6

I’ve been using the term monotype and monoprint interchangeably which is common, but my prints are actually monotypes. I use mylar as my plate and work with water based printing inks. I roll or paint onto the surface and then using a wooden spoon I hand print the image on to dampened paper.

There are a lot of variables in the process, the paper has to be moistened just right, the image is mirrored and if layered the last layer is the first layer on the print. Needless to say for every one print that I like, there might be three in the garbage. I’m hoping with time, that ratio will change. In the meantime there is a lot of experimentation and a few surprises.