|German Conversations 6×9 Monotype with colored pencil|
A monotype is a very painterly printmaking method, and it doesn’t require any harsh chemicals, so it’s perfect for experimenting in a home studio (read: kitchen, dining room, back porch, closet, etc.). I’ve got a video tutorial in the works on the process to make a dark field monotype. In the meantime, this one above was done with intaglio inks on Arches 88 printmaking paper, and I added colored pencils after the it dried. It’s available in my Etsy shop.
|In my hand for a sense of scale…|
I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did’.
― Kurt Vonnegut
Happy 74th Birthday, Ringo Starr!