The Monotype Process

The monotype process appeals to painters and printmakers alike. Some artists approach the process more as they would painting or a drawing. They create the image directly on the plate with printers ink or oil paints, using a variety of colors. Most early monotypes were made on metal plates, but artists soon realized they could make an image on any smooth, non-absorbent surface like transparent glass or plastic.

"The light field monotype is an additive process. In other words, the artist begins with a blank surface and adds a color as if they were making a painting, they were painting with a brush."

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