Two in a Row, 2017, momotype, image 18 x 12 inches, sheet 23 x 17 inches, Private Collection
This is the printed image, a bit greyer than I expected. I have been running into a small problem that my black ink has been setting faster than it should and it is not transferring to the paper. It is not a press issue that I am sure. Although I add burnt plate oil to the ink mixture it still seems to dry on the plate, especially the dark areas which I leave untouched. I'm not sure how to correct this problem, but if any of you print makers with more experience have any suggestions please be kind to let me know as to what I'm doing wrong. I still have a good amount of ink left in the tube but I can feel that it is getting stiffer each week, and I think this is why it is not transferring over to the paper.
Ashley, a sculptor who lately has been working on large scale drawings, gave monotype a go and has fallen in love with the process. Come back soon you hear Asheley!
A Tuscan Villa, 2017, monotype, image 10 x 8 inches, sheet 13 x 11 inches
A Tuscan Villa, monotype (ghost print), image 10 x 8 inches, sheet 13 x 11 inches
A Walk Through the Park, 2017, monotype, image 10 x 8 inches, sheet 13 x 11 inches
This print came out well, all the dark areas printed how I wanted them...success!