This piece started as an acrylic monoprint but I felt it just wasn't complete so I worked into it with oil pigment sticks in ultramarine and phthalo blues with manganese hued and light green blue with white. It reminds me of bubbles under the sea, water, ocean, lake, dark but light. Who knows where they come from, an underwater spring, a fish, or maybe a beautiful, majestic whale coming to the surface! Size is 9" x 12 on acid free paper.
The image goes right to the edge of the paper and it is signed in the lower right hand area. Done in professional artist Golden and Winsor & Newton acrylic paints.
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.
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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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MY WORK :
"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
"I love this painting! Very pleased with it! Quick delivery and well packaged" - Melanie U, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A
"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
These are just a few examples from the numerous replies I have received from my wonderful collectors that are not only in North America but worldwide. It's collectors like YOU that help to make the circle of creation complete for us artists, so THANK YOU to you all!
professional artist quality Golden and Winsor & Newton acrylic paint, paper, oil pigment sticks