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Whimsical animal art
Embellished monotype
18" X 24"
2017
$320
Whimsical animal art
Embellished monotype
18" X 24"
2017
Whimsical animal art
Embellished monotype
18" x 24"
2016
Whimsical animal art
mixed
18" X 24"
2017
Whimsical animal art
Embellished monotype
16" X 22"
2016
$220
MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS SOLD
Embellished monotype
15" x 20"
2016
Whimsical animal art
Embellished monotype
14.5" x 20"
2016
DOG SITTING IN FLOWERS
Embellished monotype
17.5" X 24"
2016
Macaw
Embellished monotype
14.4 x 20
2016

I create my embellished monotypes by manipulating black oil based ink on a clear plastic plate. This finger painting with the oily ink creates lovely textures and dynamic contrast. After soft, damp paper is placed over this "painting", the image is transferred with an intaglio press. Not all of the ink is removed in the first transfer, thereby allowing the immediate printing of the "ghost" image. A third piece of paper receives the remainder of the ink.
When the ink is completely dry, I paint and draw on each monotype individually with watercolor, chalk pastel, colored pencils, etc., - whatever may suit each specific piece. There are three artworks in each "series", each one a unique, original, embellished monotype.