Monotype Workshop

 my monochrome monotype

my monochrome monotype

I had great fun this past weekend acting as a teaching assistant for Mary Leikvold for her monotype workshop at MCAD.  I know very little about monotypes but I know enough about ink, plate oil, damp paper, etching presses, mineral spirits and the like to have made myself moderately helpful as an assistant.

During the workshop I had a chance to work on some of my own images. Naturally, I favored a primarily monochromatic palette. The plexiglass plate that I used was quite thick and made the most wonderfully deep plate mark. I wish I could afford to buy copper in that same thickness for intaglio - now that would be something…