I have been printing subtractive monotypes for the last few months. This is a process where I ink a plexi- plate with ink and draw out (remove) the ink using q-tips, sponges, drawing tools etc. This is a portrait of my goofy, loving dog, Dr. Lucy, a Tibetan Mastiff/Husky/Border Collie mutt.
These small prints are 5" by 7". I made them by inking fruit netting, or handmade papers, and/or an old gift card; then, I ran them through the press.
Copperplate, water soluable black etching ink, brayer, brushes, drawing tools. I made my first monotypes using the printing press. It is a very painterly form of printmaking and I had fun.
I love both etching and watercolor so lately, I have been combining them. This is a drawing that I did of a California red octopus on display at the Hatfield Marine Research Center, in Newport Oregon. The octopus was plastered to the side of the tank. I transferred the drawing to a copper plate, etched it and applied a spray paint aquatint to give it the sandy background.