Friday, 5 March 2021

Decisions






Printmaking in my studio...






'Quartet'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper



Choosing my preferred medium...

I have been trialling Akua Intaglio inks and 
Golden Open acrylics to make monotype prints.

Both have wonderful colours
and both are easy to use.





'Discovery'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 




My favourite has to be Golden Open.
The acrylic stays workable and 
dries without smudging.

It seems to suit my style of working and
the paint easily transfers to paper 
without a printing press.

Using a brayer or Baren 
I can apply enough pressure.






'Gritty'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 




When pulling prints from the gel plate
I manipulate the paper, positioning
it to get my composition.




'Shimmer'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 




A squeegee is useful for scraping 
thick paint if I want an abstract design.
Whilst not actually 'pulled',
the effects can be interesting.





'Attention'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 




'Happy accidents' are always welcomed
and the element of surprise is one of the
delights of monotype printing.






'Shadowland'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 




I am really enjoying the process
and now have 150 finished prints.

Each one is different.
That is a monotype.
'One of a kind'.






My archival acid free box with 100 inserts.



Some of my prints will be on display in June
in a group show to be held in 
Gallery at St Martin's, Lincoln.






'Afterwards'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 




I have now found a home for the
Akua Intaglio inks so they can be put to 
good use by another printmaker.
Nothing is wasted.






'Allure'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper 



My adventure with monotypes will continue.
I have found a companion to my oil painting.


Until next time,
thank you for visiting.






'Curiosity'

Monotype on A4 smooth white paper




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