The Garden | oil monotype and chine colle on BFK Rives | detail
I took a monotype course recently at Dundarave Print Workshop with instructor, artist Heather Aston. Except for a short screenprinting class I took last year, this is the first instruction I’ve had since college and it made me all kinds of nervous.
Driftwood, Rock, Crows | Cape Roger Curtis
Oil monotype on rag paper
8 1/2 ″ x 11 1/2″ image area
This monotype is referenced from a bunch of photographs I took on my last visit with friends to Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island and includes some of my favourite subjects – birds and driftwood. I like the twisting shapes of driftwood, and the contrast of bleached bone-white against dark, wet rocks. I like how huge logs perched on the tops of mounded rocky shores, or crammed together in twisted masses are reminders of the wild energy of the waves that put them there. Continue reading
I’ve been playing with monotypes recently, in an attempt to find some pleasure in doing artwork again.