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Title: Op-Ed Page

Medium: Hand pulled 4 x 4 inch Dark Field Monotype with Colored Pencil

Support: Rives BFK Printmaking paper

Process: Monotypes are made by painting on a smooth (not etched) plate, and pressing the still-wet pigments against paper to create a print of the image. For this piece, I covered a copper plate with black, oil based etching ink. The figure was lifted out of the wet ink in a subtractive process with my finger tips, points and rags, etc. (See process shots in this listing.) The plate with my image in ink was put through an etching press, against of piece of soaked & blotted paper, which transfered the ink from the plate to the paper. After the ink dried, I added colored pencil.

Edition: This is an edition of 1 (one).

Frame: This piece is unframed. If you'd like it matted & framed, I'd be happy to put an estimate together for you, with a frame and mat color of your choice.

Story: The image was based on a photograph snapped in a garden in the spring in Massachusetts, during my college years. I knew as soon as I saw this woman in the sunlight that I wanted to paint or draw her profile.

To see more detailed work-in-process shots, and further explanation of various watercolor & printmaking methods, please visit http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com

Original Monotype Portrait Newspaper Reading Op-Ed Page Printmaking DelPesco


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, ink, paint, watercolor, pencil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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