'Inside a Meadow' 8x10 monoprint oil paint on Canson paper
This is going to be fun! A few weeks ago my son sent me photos of the monoprints he has been doing at school. (He is a student at SAIC) I was intrigued but haven't had time to try my own. Today I decided to try monoprinting. I don't have the proper supplies but tried some black water soluble oil paint on a glass plate. I drew into the paint with Q-tips and bamboo skewers. I used some moonstone color Canson paper and hand printed my image using the back of a wooden spoon. I am sharing my first attempts but my second print of poppies came out better I think. After I printed the 8x10 paper I pulled two more 5x7's which created more of a ghost image. I have read that Degas used these ghost prints for many of his pastels so I decided to add pastel to the two smaller prints. I printed on the smooth side and the bumpy side of the paper. I love to experiment and I know I will be trying more monoprints! Now to add some pastel to my poppies!