acrylic monoprint with collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″
make human but don’t try too hard
it should come naturally
even in this tech-y age we are not Bots. . .yet
so make human
there’s no time like the present
whatever excites or worries you
that is human
own it. hash tag it. send it in email.
on its journey around the media sphere
it will make someone else human
even if they forgot they were
We played with monoprinting for a couple weeks in the Monday afternoon group, not with special printmaking inks or a press or even a real “plate” but with what we had on hand. There is such a uniquely appealing surface texture to printing like this, and there were lots of unique surprises that delighted (and at times frustrated) us.
And sometimes the “ghost” print was the most intriguing. Sort of landscape-y, don’t you think?
This was a “Crazy Easy Transfer Painting”. I borrowed the idea from McElroy and Wilson’s book Surface Treatment Workshop. You paint on plastic, scraping away a design. Let it dry, then coat your paper with polymer medium and put the plastic, paint-side-down on the paper. Let that dry and then peal off the plastic and the paint has transfered. Voila! it IS crazy and easy.
This is the kind of art stuff we do all the time in the Monday Afternoon Muse Group in my studio (in Sebastopol, CA). If you’d like to come in person, a new 8-week series starts March 14 and there’s still openings! For more info and to register visit my website.
Nice stuff. I’ve been having a great time the past two years or so with acrylic monoprinting for the purpose of creating raw material for collage work. Glad to see I’m not alone (not that I thought I was). 🙂
Thanks Colin. I took a look at your wonderful collages too.