Blue and Gold (2016)
Monoprint by Gwen Duda


  • Monoprint, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 16 × 12 × 0.01 in (unframed) / 15.5 × 11.6 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Gwen Duda


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Artist's description:

Inhale, exhale and relax. This image calls forth the sublimeness of an underwater landscape this image is one created in iridescent gold and blue-greens with teal, turquoise, cobalt and ultramarine blue combined with a dab of buff and white titanium for colour. This is a combination hand-pulled multi-layered monotype print with hand-painted sections done in Golden acrylics on heavy watercolour paper.

The process of monotype printing is one in which paint/ink is put down on a plate (plexiglass, etc.), the image is constructed on that plate, paper is put down on top of it, pressure is applied to the back of the paper and then the paper is pulled off the plate. The image is then transferred onto the paper. This can be done once or over and over to construct an image. This results in ONE print only. Once this print is gone, it's gone. Done in lightfast and archival-quality top of the line professional Golden and Winsor Newton artist paints.

The back of the print may have paint smudges on as it's part of the immediacy of the process. I can't stop to clean my hands and sometimes the paint oozes over the back, but it in no way harms the image on the front. The paper is quite thick.

Wrapping/Giving as a gift: If giving as a gift I can include a gift card stating from whom the painting is coming from and a short message from the gift giver if desired.

In order to reduce costs on shipping I am not including insurance or tracking on this artwork. If you wish to have insurance and tracking please message me and I can give you an estimate and then add it onto the cost of the artwork so you can then purchase piece with insurance and tracking.

"Beautiful painting- it arrived well wrapped. Gwen was professional, friendly and attentive." - Helen P. Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A
"This painting makes me so happy". - Julie R. Washington, D.C., U.S.A
"Love, Love, LOVE, this makes me so happy!" - Penney L., Huntsville, AL, U.S.A
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"Oh, how I love this small and powerful piece. The vivid colors and superb artist skills draw in the viewer, capturing attention and holding it for perusal. It's a beauty. Thanks so much. Arrived promptly and securely packaged. I'll be back for more!" - Ann W. Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A
"Gwen's artwork is unique and expressive. Her use of colour and texture intrigues my interest. I also appreciated the care she took to insure my painting reached me undamaged." - Connie N, Shuniah ON, Canada
...and these are just a few examples from the numerous replies I have received from my collectors.

I have sold hundreds of paintings in my career as a working artist and my work has been accepted in juried art exhibits both here and in the United States with sales world wide.

Materials used:

watercolour paper, Golden professional artist acrylic paints and mediums

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