Color Monotype Portrait Printed without a Press
This week in my Mastrius group, I demo’d an approach to making color monotype portrait prints without the use of a press.
Here are some of the screen shots from the zoom demo (which is available to members of the group to re-watch for a month).
This is an extremely versatile way to make full color monotype prints with little more than two sheets of plexiglass, inks, a brayer, a spoon or a baren, printmaking paper and a china marker.
Links Worth Sharing
- The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California recorded an hour long presentation about the history of the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. The video considers the impact of the workshop’s early years, including its role in expanding the field of contemporary printmaking, as well as cultivating a new generation of artists engaged in collaborative printmaking. Have you ever collaborated in a printmaking project?
- Photographer and Artist Justin Punio assembled a list of his favorite top 20 watercolor artists teaching on YouTube. The list includes his favorite instructors making tutorials for beginner watercolor painters too.
- Dean Russel Thompson is an artist and printmaker in Colorado who shares a generous amount of knowledge about his practice on his website. This essay is about printmaking ink and modifiers, and it’s written in a straightforward style to help you understand ink, even if you’re new to printmaking. Poke around his site and read about his process, his print methods and his art.
Artist Exposure, Tutorials and Passive Income
I’ll be on an online panel this week with my friend and fellow Mastrius Mentor/Watercolor painter Lorraine Watry, to talk about YouTube for Artists. If you’ve wondered about the pros and cons of starting a YouTube Channel, register to listen and ask your questions this Thursday over here.
Till then, I hope your art supplies are in your hands, and plans for your next creative endeavor are full of excitement and anticipation.
Thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you in the next post –
P.S. My friend and fellow printmaker Nanette Wallace is having a fantastic show of her swimming, floating figurative monotype prints at Guardino Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Take a look at her amazing work here.
We must assume that all of our paintings are flawed. It is troubling, but perfection is a poor alternative to making imperfect paintings that reflect our moment’s honest vision.Charles Reid
2 thoughts on “Color Monotype Portrait Printed without a Press”
Ms. Del Pesco, you have thrilled me with this post. A thousand thank yous for what you share here.
Hello Shelley, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the content here, and I truly hope you’re getting inky fingers and print-pulling thrills in your art space. Happy making!