Colorado monotypes

I was provided the best inspiration for printing on my new press this winter! (see images below).

I had the privilege of assisting Stephen Quiller “pull” prints of his etchings for a few weeks this winter. We were very productive! We spent 5 days a week, 5 hours a day printing–and by my count made over 400 impressions of a dozen or more images. They will be available for sale at the Quiller Gallery, where I’ll be working this summer.

It had been many years since I had done any printmaking–not since art school, and helping Steve was so inspirational and rekindled my love for printmaking so much that I bought a small printing press!

“Pulling” a print is a very literal description of printmaking. The plate is inked and positioned on the bed of the press, paper and blankets are put on top of it. As the bed of the press goes under the roller, it pushes the paper onto the inked plate after which you “pull” the paper off the plate.

I created some monotypes with my new press (a sampling is shown below). These are single impressions from a painted plate, not an edition of multiple images as etchings produce.

These originals and reproductions will be for sale. I have (or soon will) make these available on the Saatchi Art website.

For purchasing information go to:
https://www.saatchiart.com/christinemercerkraft

Enjoy!

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