Additive Monoprints

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29″ x 21.25″

Although these prints were made by painting with ink directly on the matrix (a clear sheet of acrylic), it was not like painting at all. Unlike paint, the ink resists movement so it is a battle with materials. One must work against time and drying, even with the addition of clove oil. It forces a spontaneity which I appreciated.
Printmaking offers many variations, including printing a second “ghost” from a previously printed image. This technique was used in the horse image. The antique quality was achieved in the griffin by sprinkling mineral spirits and salt on the completed painting before printing.
Both images were drawn from the Running Horse Studio Collection in Irwindale, CA.

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