Making Monotypes at the Atelier Meridian

Here I am creating an image in Akua inks on the plexi-glass plate.

Here I am creating an image in Akua inks on the plexi-glass plate.

Decided to dive into printmaking with master printmaker Jane Pagliarulo at the “Atelier Meridian” in downtown Portland for the past two days; and had a very good time indeed.   Jane, after working for years in Santa Fe and Hood River  set up a wonderful printmaking studio a couple years ago here in Portland.  We are lucky to have her here. Her site is:  http://www.ateliermeridian.com

Fellow artist and friend Susan Harlan (who teaches at Portland State) set up a little gathering for three of us to work with Jane for two days cranking out as many monotypes as we could come up with.  Monotypes are a “one of a kind” method of printmaking where an artist works on a plexi glass plate, creating an image in ink, and then transferring the image onto a sheet of paper by running it through the printing press.  I had done this method about eight years ago and it can be a bit tricky; too much ink on your plate and your picture is mush!  For the first time at the “Atelier Meridian,” I used Akua water-based inks, and was very pleased with the results.  I didn’t get too much mush either so maybe I’m learning something here…

Within two days I was able to produce five versions of works I’m creating in other media as monotypes, including doing “ghost prints” of them.  “Ghost prints” are created when you run the plate back through the press (after the initial print) with a clean sheet of paper at a higher pressure in order to pick up as much ink as possible. I had a good time translating works I have sculpted or created in oil into this very immediate media.

Once they’re dry – keep your eyes peeled here for the results!

Jane Pagliarulo, fellow artist Bob and I look at the results.

Jane Pagliarulo, fellow artist Bob and I look at the piece once it has gone through the press.

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About abiggerworldyet

Visual Artist Brother Sojourner College Professor Christ follower
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3 Responses to Making Monotypes at the Atelier Meridian

  1. Crystal Hunt says:

    I love that you are using the dog and tree man from sculpture last year.

  2. Amanda says:

    fun blog! I am glad to see you are keeping yourself busy, and your puppy is puppyrific! Bonny is sooooo cute good job! Let us all know when your next show is and if you need any help with installing or painting let me know.

  3. Roy says:

    Oh there you are creating an image in Akua inks on the plexi-glass plate!

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