Tag Archive: monoprints


It has been a long time, but spring is here and I am feeling the urge to paint! I did do some Franken-Art this winter. I had a great time craving into craft foam, slathering on some acrylic paint and pressing it onto Bristol paper (or pastel paper, or WC paper). Here are just a few of my efforts!

These were “small” 5×7 and I used this prints to make cards for various occasions. But then, I got BRAVE and decided to do a 11 x 14. So I sketched my sketch, and “drew” on my craft foam and made a number of different prints. The first was on sketch paper, another on Bristol paper, the next ones were on paper that I had already printed some type of background on.

I am not sure if any of these prints are “done”, the experiments are just beginning. Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear from you! Happy Spring!






So many ideas, so little time!

Time has slipped by, and it is now autumn. I DO have some time today to share some of my experiments, paintings and sketches! So, here they are

First, is my completed acrylic painting 12 x 12 gallery wrapped canvas. I used acrylic medium to build up the flower petals, they are raised up on the canvas about an 1/8 of an inch. Then, overpainted the petals with titanium white. I have another canvas 16 x 20 in the works, with a much bolder texture. That is for another day!

Next, I have some monoprints. I have been creating these on plexiglass with Golden Open Acrylics. I add some watercolor to the monoprint, which adheres to the areas that the acrylic did not cover, and then use acrylic ink to add whatever detail I desire. Some I like, some I don’t. But these three have some intriguing possibilities.

Finally, I have been working on some Hollyhocks. They were so beautiful this year, I really wanted to capture them. I have made numerous sketches. It has been difficult to get the composition just right, but I am hoping that I am on the right track. I used my acrylic markers, Gelatoes and NeoColor crayons for these efforts. Eventually, I will paint these little beauties on a black gessoed canvas so the pink pops right out at the viewer! Hope you have a great week!