Monotype #printmaking: Picnic Nap

Picnic Nap 8×6 Monotype Ghost with Watercolor & Colored Pencil

 This art is available in my Etsy Shop.
I’ve been filming process videos in my studio for a few weeks now. I’ve posted one drypoint inked in the a la poupee method, and one mat board collagraph video up on my youtube channel, and I just added a linocut video this week. I’ve got another mat board collagraph, two drypoints and a large watercolor video in the works, and they should be posted soon.

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The ghost print before adding color

A screen shot from the linocut video I just added.

The International Print Biennial is accepting entries until March 3rd for their 2014 exhibit. Click here to read more about this UK show, it’s jurors, exhibit location, prizes and publications.

Art Quote
Mrs. Sargent (John Singer Sargent’s mother) dragged the children from church to museum, from palace to garden, and back again; she looked, she pointed, she stared, she talked, she sketched. It was perpetual motion, and it was a manifestation of boundless curiosity.
~Stanley Olman

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2 Responses to Monotype #printmaking: Picnic Nap

  1. Belinda Del Pesco February 24, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    @Sonia, I am so familiar with this challenge of fast-drying, bleeding water-based pigments, and I’m happy to report that Akua does NOT dry on the plate, or bleed when re-wet. I can leave the ink out on my table overnight and continue printing the next day. It dries quickly when applied to paper and doesn’t bleed when you add more pigments or media to it. 🙂

  2. Sonia February 24, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Enjoying your videos Belinda. I notice you use Akua inks for your linocuts, which I believe are water soluble, but you use watercolour over the top of your prints after they are dry. I have tried this with Daler-Rowney water-soluble block printing colour, but find the print bleeds, as a consequence I have resorted to acrylic inks, but the working time is limited. I would appreciate your comments. Thanks, Sonia

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