Two Apple Trees, Field Farm is a hybrid print that was developed in several stages–including a reduction monotype, a drypoint, and a collaged fragment from a previous reduction monotype.
Tropical Leaf, below, is a vicosity print made from a large split-leaf Philodendron. The leaf was rotated and the print run through the press at least twice!
The images below are, first, a watercolor monotype of the Basin in Franconia Notch and, below, the actual watercolor on a piece of Yupo. The watercolor no longer exists as it was sacrificed to make the one print.
“Persimmon” is a monotype with the addition of relief prints from pieces of weathered woods. Instead of adding the woodgrain through a frottage process, I rolled the wood with ink and carefully placed the monotype on top of the wood, and finally used a wooden spoon to transfer the grain onto the paper.
“Becoming Goldfish” was made with water-soluble crayons and water-soluble etching inks and printed on Asian paper. It was run through the press several times to achieve the layers and saturated colors I was looking for.
“Lilac Grey” is a monotype made with Akua Liquid Pigment inks and oil pastels on Asian paper. The pastels were added after the print was pulled and allowed to dry.