Techniques

Monotype Print
Monotype Print

Monotype Printing

A monotype is a one of a kind print. In my monotype process I paint, normally using oil based printing ink onto a plexiglass plate. I use various tools to get the ink on the plate and to create numerous different marks. Paintbrushes, cotton buds, sticks, twigs, rags, anything that is to hand and will create new marks and texture.

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Late Frost Morvah - Oil Painting on board
Late Frost Morvah - Oil Painting on board

Oil Painting

My oil paintings are normally painted on Arches cold pressed paper for oils, gesso primed boards or gesso primed birch wood ply panels for larger scale works.

I use palette knives, paint brushes and rags to create a variety of marks and textures.

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Waiting for Rain - Black Ink
Waiting for Rain - Black Ink

Black Ink Painting

These are generally done on a synthetic paper using black acrylic ink.

I find this paper ideal for working in this looser style. Hard wearing with no need for soaking and stretching, ink and marks can be rubbed back to almost white creating lots of different marks and subtle effects.

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