Saturday, August 15, 2009

Last Monotype for now

This will be my last monotype posting for now. I'm back to my studio and painting. Getting ready for a show at Franklin Crossing in September with ALT Group. See our new web site at
To some folks my work may seem like it is all over the place - landscapes then non objective work but I see the thread and connection between it all. All of my work is gestural and filled with interesting linear pattern sometime done deliberately and sometimes through random drips of paint. I work quickly and spontaneously allowing " happy accidents" to guide my process. I like to let paint color mix on the surface as I paint and I take advantage of layering. as well as wiping back or scraping.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Printmaking for Painters

Here is another monotype print. This piece was created by over printing layers of color and strokes. If you are a painter and have never tried monotype, I highly recommend it. I think it is a great way to work out ideas that may be applied to your paintings.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Loving Monotype

I haven't blogged in a while. Summer is such a busy time but I have been working on new art. I took a three month membership at Atelier 6000 in Bend and have been creating monotype prints - non objective and landscapes. I love the spontaneity of monotype. Painting on the plexiglass plate seems so forgiving. I can wipe back, scrape, and layer color and strokes before running it through the press to make the print. I've experimented with over printing up to six times on some prints. The Akua soy inks are a great consistency and easy to work with and I like how they seem to melt into the Rives BFK paper.