Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Monotypes & Pastel...The Nantucket Landscapes




'Sandford Farm Tree I II III' 7x5 oil paint monotype with pastel
I am continuing my experimentation with monotypes this time trying some landscapes. One of my favorite places is Nantucket Island. So I have decided to do a series of Nantucket landscapes as monotypes. I developed the prints on a glass plate with oil paints. They were transferred by hand. After each print, I made slight changes to the image before printing. When the prints dried, I went back into them with pastel. If you enlarge the photos, you will be able to see the underlying prints. I loved working on these! The prints made such a unique and unpredictable underpainting for my pastels.

6 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Karen, these are awesome! Simply awesome....

Cindy Michaud said...

Very, very nice...I love all three together...you have a grand idea here; don't stop!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful series. Do you find that when you work in a series you discover more about your style and the medium? I find you focus less on what's in the picture and more on "doing" the picture if that makes any sense :)

Karen said...

Thank you Julie,
I appreciate your comments. I am having fun playing with these !

Karen said...

Thank you Cindy. I'm glad to hear your encouragement . I am really enjoying the process of the monotypes with pastel. More on the way!

Karen said...

Thanks Vanessa. So well put. I never really thought about it but I do enjoy working in a series and I agree with you about focusing on doing the picture. You do learn so much! Thanks for commenting!