Whilst many of my pieces have an autumn/winter theme, in Meadow Hill, I turn my attention to the height of summer and the glory of an English meadow. I experimented with a more impressionist style using a very unusual viscosity inking technique that allows painterly marks to be rolled over with a contrasting background colour.
A monotype is a unique printed picture. I use rollers and dabbers to spread out the ink on a smooth plastic surface (like perspex or plexi-glass) then make marks with a cloth and other tools. I incorporate textured materials by impressing inked up wallpaper and fabric. The colours are printed in layers wiping away and using paper stencils each time it goes through the printing press to transfer the ink from the plastic to the paper.
This unique piece is double mounted with two acid-free mounts, wrapped in cellophane and carefully flat-packed in a specially made box.
Oil-based ink on Rives BFK cotton rag paper. Mounted on acid-free mount board.