Wednesday

Monotype Printing Class


If ever you get a chance at a class taught by Stephanie Rayner , run, don't walk to sign up. She teaches in Southampton and Haliburton, ON as well as several places in Maine and Ohio, US. She is an amazingly gifted artist, a great storyteller and a truly inspiring instructor. It has taken me this long to begin to assimilate what I have learned!

While in her class, encouraged by her urge to experiment [do I ever really need a push???] I really enjoyed playing and seeing what effects could be created through this form of printmaking. Basicly, one is painting in watercolour on a plate and then running it through a printing press to transfer the paint to paper. I am quite intrigued by the process and plan on exploring it much further as I think I have alot to learn from it. Most of my experiments involved playing with textures, resists, watercolour crayons, masks, faux chine colle' and faux collagraphy [both faux as I wasn't doing them by the book per se]. Most of these pieces look like collages, yet they are all just watercolour paint on printmaking paper, nothing else. Great fun!