“Monotypes are unique impressions of ink transferred to paper
from a relatively nonporous surface upon which an image has been paintedâ€¦
there are as many approaches as there are practioners.“
“Degasâ€™s “CafÃ©-Concert Singer” was all I needed to get started.
ThisÂ tiny, explosive image, a spontaneous gift of the artistâ€™s spirit,
seemed to have breathed directly on the paper in one magical gesture.”
“A great deal of surprise is built into printmaking.
Lifting the paper off the printing surface is a tense and revelatory moment.”
My introduction to printmaking began with monotype, as taught to me by Sunghee Park. I loved the variety, simplicity and spontaneity of the technique so much,
I had to be coaxed to move on to sample other techniques!
Perhaps these notes from a brilliant artist will encourage those with little or no printmaking experience to give it a try.
Our upcoming Water-based Montotype class will give you an opportunity to
experiment, play and delight with other artists in a casual, fun workshop.