In this intensely coloured monotype, I interpret natural woodland forms as a crisp,evocative composition in my own unique style.
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. It's printed to the edges of the paper so the deckle (wavy) edge is part of the print.
It is flat mounted onto acid free board with hidden archival tape. The bespoke frame is solid oak with no coatings, just beautiful natural wood. The print is in a recess inside the frame, not touching the glass. It will be packaged in a purpose-built strong box with padding all round and protective tape on the glass that comes off very easily with no marks.
Oil-based ink on Rives BFK cotton rag paper. Mounted on acid-free mount board. Framed in oak.