What is Strappo? …

Strappo is the process and the image

than of reverse painting on glass and then printing the image onto paper. Strappo, a monotype, forces you to reverse the concepts of foreground and background so that you need to work out basic images ahead of time. . With the technique of Strappo and its immediacy, I find I rely on instinct and an emotional context created by landscape and still-life subjects. There is a seduction to the rhythm and texture of working with the paint on glass that lends itself to the creation of figurative and abstract subjects. A Strappo has a surface that is unique in its tactile and visual qualities; the image is smooth because it was developed on the smooth surface of the glass. Another great advantage is that it does not require the use of a press.

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