Experimental Prints

 

Persimmon

Persimmon

“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

Becoming Goldfish

 

“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

Lilac Grey

“Lilac Grey” is a monotype made with Akua Liquid Pigment inks and oil pastels on Asian paper.

Twin Mountain Cottages #3

Twin Mountain Cottages #3

This monotype is what is called an “offset” print. The original print was much too dark and heavy-handed. I sandwiched it with a damp piece of Stonehenge paper and ran it through the press again–giving me this somehwat ghostly but much more expressive offset print.

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