I have just recently had the opportunity to get back to my printmaking. When we added my studio to our house, I got my etching press back after three years of loaning it to someone. When we cl0sed our store, I didn’t have room for it. But now I have it back. I hope to get some use out of it.
I have had a busy year spending alot of time volunteering for various local nonprofits but now I think that I can once again devote a bit more time to my art. I have been teaching art and working or creative things but now I hope to get back to painting and printmaking.
Here is my latest efforts. I made a series of monotypes with various flower material from my yard.
I used pastels over the oil based inks to fine tune the images. I love using the pastel over the inks. They grab the pastel and give it a rich base color. These type of monotypes combine my love of gardening and my art.