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What is a monotype?

Each painting is created on a gelatine plate with paints that remain wet for an extended time.  When the artwork is completed, card is laid over the top and a single print is taken.  The image can be made only once, unlike most printmaking which allows for multiple originals.  At times a ‘ghost print’ is taken where the remaining paint is lifted from the plate, creating a lighter image.  This versatile method of creating art has been used through the ages with many variations from old masters such as Degas and Rembrandt to modern-day painters.

 

Beside still waters 2
Framed 20 x 20cm (approx 8in)

King David (1000 BC) wrote the peace-bringing psalm 23.  This phrase is from the second verse:

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
   He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
   He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.