Monday, December 26, 2016

Cupcakes 1, 2, 3

Inspired by cupcakes sitting upon a glass shelf in a bakery. Colorful and lively, this is oil on paper.  It is a monotype artwork. Image is about 9 in x 9 in and can be framed with a mat or free floating style with the paper edges showing.  

Monotype artworks are lovely -- soft edges, painterly and, with the unpredictability of the final result, a joy to create, own and display. This work was created as part of my exploration of textures and techniques in different media.

More about monotypes
A monotype is an original, one-of-a-kind artwork. The original image is painted using oils on a printing plate. The plate is run through a press with heavy paper so that the image is transferred and embedded into the paper. All the paint is transferred so you can do it just one time. That is why it is call a monotype (mono means one).
Looking at the corners and edges, you can see the indentation of the plate into the paper.  That is a sign of an original monotype.

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