Friday, August 6, 2010
Original Works on Paper: Artist Pulled Handmade Monoprints with Drawing
These monoprints are my most recent work. I love the sensual process of creating a monoprint. I begin with a glass plate that I then finger paint a image on to it. I refine the image with a variety of tools like sticks, wedges and other edge tools. When the image looks done, I put it on the steel bed of the printing press and turn the crank handle, pressing the image onto a sheet of paper. After that I hang the image to dry. Later I go back into the image with drawing tools to pickup lines, shapes and forms that enrich the image.