|Santa Barbara Harbor Surfers 8.5×10.5 Monotype with watercolor and colored pencil|
Available in my Etsy shop.
This loose, impressionistic monotype was painted and pulled during the same art marathon as this one. Art-making speed sessions in the studio with a good audio book, a cup of tea, and plenty of pigments, paper and reference photos works like a salve. It’ll cure you of your ills, shake the shadows from your brain, and flush your heart with creative swell. If you haven’t done anything creative in awhile, I hope you can make a little space in your day soon, and have at it. 🙂
If a workshop would be a better way to exercise your creative mojo, and you live in or near Massachusetts, check out Mixit Print Studio, where they’re offering workshops on monotypes and Akua Inks, etc. Have fun!
|After going through the press; pulling the monotype|
|Painting loosely on mylar from small thumbnail cell phone photos with Akua Inks|
P.S. I just uploaded a brief, five minute overview of drypoint printmaking using a plexiglass plate, akua inks and the à la poupée inking method. You can see it here.