A monotype is a printed painting. To make a monotype, I paint with oils, watercolors, or ink onto a plexiglass plate and then press the plate against paper to transfer the painting. The finished print is a mirror image of what was on the plate. After the first print, there is sometimes enough paint or ink left for a second fainter print, but no two prints are ever alike. For me, the appeal of monotypes lies in the translucent and slightly glowing quality of the images that result from painting on plexiglass.

Green and Gold
Green Reflections
Bottles
Peeling an Orange
Orange Slice
Orange Slices
Three Apples
Autumn
Apples
Three Pears
Misty Pears
Two Pears
Apple and Leaf
Eggplant
Yellow Pepper
Red Pepper
Pinecone

© 2017 by Rebecca Giles.