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.
Covered with feathers 2
Framed (plastic) 20 x 20cm (approx 8in)
There is a beautiful description of safety in the words of Psalm 91:4 This is the inspiration for the image.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.