This funky print is a two-color trace monotype on Asian paper. Couldn’t resist giving it an appropriately funky title.
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 type, using 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.