Sunday, March 11, 2007

Wild Woman Dancing

In celebrating Women's History Month and International Day of the Woman I created this tiny little 4 X 6 piece from an old painting on Yupo paper. Li like the energy of this woman as it speaks of the energy of women all over the world. At the sme time I am re-reading the book of Ann Morrow Lindberg, A Gift From the Sea. My personal way of celebrating women.

Monotypes and Monoprints

During my printmaking days I loved making monotypes and monoprints. Next Monday I will be doing a demonstration of monotypes that require no press for the DuPage Art League. I will begin my presentation by giving a little background of montypes and monoprints. It turns out that many artists made monotypes and contemporary artists continue to use this medium. It is fun, freeing and often surprising. I usually don't go in with a preconceived idea of what will come out. I like the surprise element. Most often the result is merely a starting piece which requires enhancing in some way. Sometimes I use watersoluble crayons to add line work as in this piece. Other times it becomes my background for a collage. Monoprints have also been a source of several of my artworks. In this case you already have an image but in the inking it becomes one of a kind rather than a limited edition of a few inked and printed in the same way.