A Monotype How To

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late last year I felt I needed a change to my daily routine. I spend as many days in the studio each week as I can, painting. But I wanted to create a different approach to my art his year.

I’ve been creating monotypes/monoprints for several years now as a hobby, I guess. Whenever I’m not painting and I feel I need a break, I’ll produce a print or two.

But for this year, at least for the first half of the year, the emphasis will be on printmaking, particularly monoprinting. I want to see how far I can take it. I want to create mixed media art with prints, paint and pencils….just to see what happens.

The image above is a recent small print. It’s 6×6″. I did this print specifically for the video below simply to show process. It’s a quick, three-minute video Have a look. Hope you enjoy.

New Classes:

There are a couple of new spring studio classed listed under “Workshop/classes” page above.

New Prints:

I’ve also added some new prints to the “portfolio: prints” page above.

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9 thoughts on “A Monotype How To

  • April 9, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    Thanks for sharing. I’ve only been teaching prints to use in mixed media. Always enjoyed ur videos and paintings. Miss u r teaching in US. SHARED several workshops with u over the years.

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    • April 9, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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      Thanks Barb. I use prints in mixed media as well, but I love seeing what can be done with a painterly approach to an image. I miss teaching in the U.S. I met a lot of great people.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm
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    The print is beautiful. If you keep working it with other media I’d love to see what happens later.

    What sort of plate did you use? And did you build that registration board yourself?

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    • April 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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      Thanks Ruth. I’m thinking of adding other media to the print, but haven’t decided yet. I used a GelliArts 6×6″ gel plate. And yes, I built the registration board. I have another youtube video up on my channel that shows how I built the board.

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      • April 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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        Great. . .I’ll look up that video on YouTube. Thank you.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 8:27 pm
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    That is so cool Bob!

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    • April 10, 2018 at 8:28 am
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      Thanks Linda!

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  • April 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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    This is great, Bob. Love your You-Tube Channel., Sharma. Can the gel plate be reused?

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    • April 10, 2018 at 2:56 pm
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      Thanks Sharma. Yes, the gel plate can be reused as long as you don’t use sharp objects on the plate’s surface.

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