Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Little Boat

Boat (dark), monotype, 9 x 5 cm

Part of a new series of little monotypes- made plein air. The plates used are very small and the pressure of a press isn't needed: I can print them outside using hand pressure. I'm using oil paint, not ink.

Because the effect is imprecise it's best to find motives that are very clearly defined.

There is always something mysterious and unpredictable about monotypes which I love: painting seems an excessively controllable art form, sometimes.