Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pomegranate and Pinecones



Pomegranate and Pinecones, oil on paper monotype, image 9x9, paper 15x11 1/2
Seasonal fruit and greens inspired this painting of a pomegranate nestled amongst evergreen branches and pinecones that I collected from my yard. It is part of my investigation into color and creating monotypes. Monotypes are one-of-kind artworks that are made by transferring a painted image from a plate to the paper. This produces soft and, often times unexpected, effects that cannot be achieved any other way.  

The actual image is 9x9 and the paper is 15x11.5. There are several options for framing monotypes. They can be matted and framed in most any size frame that is larger than the image (such as 11x14, 16x20 or other size). Or, if you like the look of the edge of the paper, they can be "floated" (mat not used) in a frame larger than the paper. This piece is currently not framed but mounted on acid-free, archival foam core, size 12x16.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Pomegranate and Greens

Pomegranate and Greens, oil on paper monotype, image 9x9, paper 15x11 1/2
I created this piece in response to my personal investigation into foods I have never tried before and new ways of cooking and eating.  The pomegranate came to my attention in December as it is a festive fruit. I purchased several and indulged. Fabulous!  This work is currently mounted on a 12x16 Foam-core and is unframed.

Monotypes deliver soft and, often times unexpected, effects that cannot be achieved any other way. This monotype was created by painting the image using oil paints onto a flat acrylic panel, similar to the acrylic "glass" you might see in a frame. The acrylic panel is placed on a printmaking press and the paper is placed on top of it. The panel and paper are rolled through a printmaking press and the paint is pressed into the paper. Monotypes are one-of-kind artworks that are created by transferring a image from a plate to the paper. When the transfer is complete, nothing remains on the plate so it is not possible to reproduce the image.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Fruit


A Fruit, oil on paper monotype, image 9x9, paper 15x11 1/2, $145
Inspired by the red fruits in my home and evergreens in my yard, I created this piece during the Holiday Season. The plain background allows the fruit to be focus point in this image.This work is currently mounted on a 12x16 Foam-core and is unframed.

Monotypes deliver soft and, often times unexpected, effects that cannot be achieved any other way. This monotype was created by painting the image using oil paints onto a flat acrylic panel, similar to the acrylic "glass" you might see in a frame. The acrylic panel is placed on a printmaking press and the paper is placed on top of it. The panel and paper are rolled through a printmaking press and the paint is pressed into the paper. Monotypes are one-of-kind artworks that are created by transferring a image from a plate to the paper. When the transfer is complete, nothing remains on the plate so it is not possible to reproduce the image.

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The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library (Video)

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