Saturday, February 12, 2011

Discoveries





Lots of progress with the ink handling! These are all monotypes (the plate is blank except for the ink) made using a 9"x14" plexi plate. The top print was the first, and it almost did not happen. I had inked the sky intending to make a sunrise mountain landscape. Once I put on the orange color for the mountains, it became clear the image would not work. I almost scrapped the whole thing but decided not to waste all that ink. Using a brayer, I mixed the blue ank orange ink until it was smooth. This suggested a refinery image I painted a while back. After several other good ideas turned into mistakes turned into discoveries, this silver tank appeared. All four prints were run through the press twice, the second pass mostly used to add darker color and detail.

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