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Light Field Monotype: Countenance

Countenance 10.5 x 8.25 Monotype with Colored Pencil on paper (sold) What is a Light Field Monotype? Monotypes are a hybrid between painting and printmaking. The name monotype has the root “mono” meaning one. Monotype printmaking results in a single image. These beautiful prints cannot be printed in quantity or an edition, like other, repeatable printmaking methods (woodcuts, etchings, etc.). Light Field Monotypes are painted or drawn with oil paint, printmaking ink, water-based paint, or other transferable media on the surface of a smooth, unetched plate. The ‘Light Field’ refers to a clean plate; you start with an open, unpainted, light field, and …[Continue reading]

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Light Field Monotype – Potted Rosemary – and leaving inks on the plate for too long

First, a Word – Then a Monotype We’re approaching Christmas. This could signal time with extended family, gifts to wrap and unwrap, and hopefully, a morning lounging with a plate of waffles while still in your pajamas. There may not be a lot of art-making this week, but you can still think about art, right?  Or maybe distribute paper and pencils to everyone after dinner, set a timer, and draw each other’s faces.  Jot down ideas for your future art projects.  Grab an artsy friend or visiting family member and head to a museum or a gallery.  How about watching an art documentary …[Continue reading]