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Monotype #printmaking with Watercolor: Lemon Sunshine

Lemon Sunshine, 7.5 x 5.5 Monotype with Watercolor (Sold)

This art is available in my Etsy shop.
I love the half-tone pattern (see below, before I painted it) of this style of monotype. Some folks call it a trace monotype, and others call it a line monotype. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, I found a speedy two minute demo on youtube if you’d like to try making one, using a sheet of acetate, a foam roller, black gesso, a pad of paper and a chop stick or the tip of a paint brush handle to draw with. You don’t need a press.  Check it out here.
If you make one (chant with me: do, it, do it, do it), leave a link to your art in the comments so we can visit & encourage.
Still wet with watercolors
The monotype before I started playing around with color

Art Quote
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.  Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation.  By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.
Pearl S. Buck

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6 Responses to Monotype #printmaking with Watercolor: Lemon Sunshine

  1. Belinda Del Pesco 01/27/2014 at 11:21 am #

    Thank you, and a bear hug, @barbara. 🙂 xo

  2. Belinda Del Pesco 01/27/2014 at 11:21 am #

    @celia – thanks for the visit. I liked the quote too. If you try making a monotype, let us know, so we can see. 🙂

  3. Belinda Del Pesco 01/27/2014 at 11:20 am #

    @roberta – i loved that video too. Fast and simple, with supplies found in most art studios. I’m glad you liked it.

  4. Celia Blanco 01/26/2014 at 11:53 pm #

    beautiful shapes, light and pattern! The quote is incredible! I might just try this one day, you make it look fun!

  5. Barbara Muir 01/26/2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Love this image and the quote. Good description of we artists. Got to create. What you create is magnificent.

    XOXOXOXO Barbara

  6. Roberta 01/26/2014 at 4:55 am #

    That was a great video. Thanks for sharing it!

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