This post is all about vines and vineyards. As we sip our Cabernet, I will also tell you about two varieties of fine art prints.
I’m talking about monotypes and monoprints. Know the difference? Most people don’t, and I didn’t either until I started making them. However, these are good terms to learn, because they have to do with the rarity of an artwork.
This is a monotype.
It was printed on a press, but there is only one of this image in the world. I painted it, using printing ink, on a sheet of plexiglass. I ran the plexiglass plate through my press with a piece of damp paper laid on top. The image transferred to the paper, but it cannot be printed again. This a unique, stand alone, image.
The Vine, 14.5″ w x 11.75″h
Langedoc Vineyards, pictured below, is another monotype. After I printed The Vine, I used the same plexiglass sheet, and the same painting technique, to make this image. Both of these works will be available at the wine tasting,
Langedoc Vineyards, 14.5″ w x 11.75″h
Wine Country, Languedoc, pictured below, is a monoprint.
That is to say, it is one of a numbered series, all printed from the same plate, but each print in the series is, in some way, different from the rest.
Wine Country, Languedoc, 13.75″ w x 11.5″h
I made this image by scoring the lines into a sheet of plexiglass, then inking it, and running it through the press. The image can be printed again because I made permanent marks on the plate.
I printed an edition of 5 pieces, altering the color of the ink for each of the monoprints in the series. The detail images below will show you what I mean. The entire series will be available at the September 7 wine tasting event.
For my ongoing series How it Looks in a Frame: 18 Destinations, 18 w x 14″h, oil on linen panel. To see it without a frame, click here. Interested in owning it? Follow the links at the end of this post, or see it in person at the Wine O’Clock event.
Being an artist has its joys and challenges, but, through it all, your support and encouragement sustain me. Thank you so much for being my audience.
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