|There are two of these heavy iron presses in the shop!|
|A solarplate inked with black and ready to go. The orange color is the polymer surface.|
Despite all of the variables to deal with, one thing that has not changed is that I still do monoprints. I do not do editions of identical etchings and intaglios. That's just not my style or how I was taught printmaking. I love to create a plate and then spend weeks, even months "working" the plate- sometimes altering the plate itself but usually printing it in various ways so get something new each time.
Here are two of the monoprints I created last Thursday, both using a black intaglio (See the above image) and a second plate done in a painterly monotype style and printed one after the other. The plates need to be registered, so that of course introduces another chance for error!
|Fig. 15, 1/1 (Blue, orange, gold, green)|
|Fig. 15, 1/1 (Red, yellow, blue)|
Until next time,