Monotype: German Conversations (& Happy 74th Birthday, @ringostarrmusic! #peaceandlove )

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…

On the subject of colored pencil fun, here is a short 2.5 minute video of artist Heather Rooney using colored pencils to draw an owl. 🙂

Art Quote
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!


One Response to Monotype: German Conversations (& Happy 74th Birthday, @ringostarrmusic! #peaceandlove )

  1. Barbara Muir July 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    Love your monotype the quote and video. Happy Birthday to Ringo.


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