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ghost prints


5 Printmakers to follow on Instagram, Vol. 2 and a Monotype

Picnic Nap 8×6 Monotype Ghost with Watercolor & Colored Pencil (Available in my Etsy Shop) Using Other Media on Your Monotypes This monotype ghost print looked a little dubious all by itself (see below), but it had potential. The mark-making still visible in the thin veil of ink was interesting, but the tonal variations were […]


Monotype Ghost Print: Central California Farmland

Central California Farmland 7 x 8 Monotype Ghost w/ Watercolor (sold) The Beauty of Monotype Ghost Prints The monotype ghost print that became the art above waited in my flat files for months before I pinned it up, and had a good long stare at its possibilities.  (If you haven’t heard about monotype printmaking yet, […]


Monotype: Shorty & Scooter (& watercolor artist Mary Whyte)

Shorty & Scooter 6×4 Monotype Ghost print with Watercolor (sold) Would you like an instructional book on painting illustrative watercolor? See this post for give-away details. Watercolor artist Mary Whyte published a beautiful book about painting portraits and the figure in watercolor four years ago, titled Working South, and just before the show associated with […]


Monotype: Gentle Giant (Great Dane) printed from mylar drafting film

Available in my Etsy Shop. Sold The Beauty of Ghost Prints in Monotype This ghost print (below) was very faint (below) compared to the bolder textures and contrast I got from the original monotype (see that in the process shots at the bottom of this post), but it was still enough shape to suggest a big […]


Monotype: Chapel Fountain

Chapel Fountain 4×6 Monotype with Watercolor (Sold) Up at the San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa, there is a sweet little garden just off to the right of the main entrance. An old fountain flutters with birds, and an assortment of rose bushes invite you to take a seat on a bench, be surrounded by early California […]


Monotype: Plume Verte

The Beauty of Ghost Prints When I made a monotype of this portrait in 2006, I had enough ink on the zinc plate to pull three ghost prints, which is unusual with monotypes (for me). There’s nothing incised on the plate with this form of printmaking. You’re simply pushing pigment around (in this case, black, oil […]


Monotype: Slumber

Slumber 3×3 Monotype Ghost with colored pencil & watercolor on Arches Cover paper  SoldI’m in Alaska, so the image above is a snapshot instead of a scan, and I apologize for the crooked view & crappy quality. I’ll replace it with a scan when I get back to LA.Process shots begin at the bottom of […]