These monotypes were created with oil-based inks on handmade sheets of paper. Some of them have delicate lines in the pattern that are sharply depressed into the paper, giving extra dimension to the image (unfortunately, I don't yet have photographs that show this aspect of these prints, but I'm working on it!)
Caveat: I am working on getting better photos of these monotypes. These photographs do not show the bright, clear colors of the actual prints, and in the case of vertical images, not all of the print is shown. I included this page, with all its faults, to show the range of monotypes that will be on display for ART HOP on September 9-11.. Please do come by and see 15 monotypes, along with 5 large oil paintings, in all their brilliant glory!
For those unfamiliar with monotypes, these are essentially paintings made on heavy handmade paper using an etching press. Each print is unique and was created by inking a printing plate and printing onto the paper, building layers of color and design through many runs through the press. The plate must be registered exactly with the image that has been built so far. I really love this process--mixing the inks for just the right color, seeing the colors of previous layers resonate, turning the huge wheel that sends the paper under the steel roller to make the impression--Fantastic!.