Experimental Prints

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.

Two Apple Trees, hybrid print
Two Apple Trees, Field Farm

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!

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Tropical, viscosity monotype.

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.

monotype of the Basin, Franconia Notch
The Basin, watercolor monotype.
watercolor of the Basin, Franconia Notch
The Basin (watercolor)

“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.

Becoming Goldfish
Becoming Goldfish

“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.

Lilac Grey
Lilac Grey



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