A monotype is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface, or matrix, was historically a copper etching plate, but in contemporary work it can vary from zinc or glass to plastic. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press.   Artist also use brayers and simple hand pressure to achieve desired results. The images are not reproducible in series.
Monotypes can also be created by inking an entire surface and then, using brushes or rags, removing ink to create a subtractive image, e.g. creating lights from a field of opaque colour. The inks used may be oil based or water based.

I am currently working on a series of Monotypes that were started on January 1, 2020 and will be created every day until May 7, 2020, my birthday. You can see some of them as a post on Instragram or on this website Series page dropdown, 2020 Daily Monotypes Project 

These works are on a buff color linen resume paper approx. 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches. The images are a combination of Chinese ink, acrylic paint and block printing ink. I use a process of printing from a glass bed applying pressure with a brayer or by hand depending on the desired result. Yet there is always the element of surprise. 

They sell for $25.00 each.

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