Saturday, November 7, 2009

Oil Monoprints

Exploring the top shelves in the studio I found this oil monoprint that was made a number of years back. It's a refreshing technique and I look forward to using it again once our etching press is rescued out of storage and placed in a new building. The image is painted on metal plate and then run through an etching press onto damp paper.

I usually made a number of images from the same original image....take a print and then work back into the image in some manner....what results is a series that goes through sometimes subtle, and sometimes dramatic transformations. I only found this image from the series on the shelves, but that doesn't mean the 5 more aren't lurking beneath a few more layers of paper.

Listed today on Etsy.