For over a year, I’ve been working on a series of monoprints for my personal narrative project based on photos from my childhood taken by my father. I begin with the monotype layer on washi. Later on I’ll print the lithography layer on top of this. Each impression will have an edition of 8 prints. That means I paint a monotype layer and print it 8-10 times (need room for errors). With each monotype impression, I look at the photograph for imagery guidance. Though it may seem like a paint-by-number process, it’s actually a long and laboured process as I look at the photograph critically each time and paint each monotype layer with varying colours and brushworks. I’m using Hosokawa Student paper and it prints beautifully.
Below: Printing at Open Studio with the prints on the drying rack. Click the image to see the second image.