Sunday, March 20, 2011

Slow progress

In case you think I've given up painting for full time printmaking... I have been working on these four pieces quite a bit. Unfortunately, they are quite big, and any progress is best seen close up. Top to bottom, approximate dimensions are 28"x50", 35"x60", 40"x52", and 35"x60". I hope to have them finished for open studios in April.


Land and sea monotypes

Saturday, March 12, 2011


The bottom image is my grandmother. All monotypes.


These two prints grew from the same yellow plate. They both involve experiments using paper stencils to mask off portions of the plate so that the brayer can be used to roll ink on in specific shapes.

Landscape experiments

Ghost prints and dry paper

Here are some experiments with printing on dry paper and then, without inking the plate again, printing on wet paper. Reprinting the plate without re-inking results in a "ghost" print, a faint copy of the original. Since it is so faint, I have been printing the ghost image, putting more ink on the plate to add detail, and printing that on top of the ghost. This results in the softer background tones with darker accents. The first image is a ghost print with a few added details. The next print was made on dry paper. The one following is its ghost. The two horse prints started as ghosts. The bottom print was done on dry paper.