Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Road to Riches" Monotype on Board 44"x36"


Process for making Monotypes on Board

I've started doing some monotypes on board instead of paper. I can do much larger prints on the board partly because it's hard to find paper that big but mainly because having an extra large plate would be hard to handle. I am using tracing paper as my plate. This painting has two layers. First I do the drawing and tape it to the wall. Then I tape the tracing paper to the drawing. Then I paint on the tracing paper with the relief inks. In the first layer I cover all of the plate with paint. After it's covered with paint I take it off the wall and place it on the board and rub the ink into the board. I don't use a press because I like the control I have of "Hand Pulling" my prints. After the first layer has dried I put another new piece of tracing paper on the drawing and paint the second or third layers repeating the steps above.


Casey Klahn said...

I think your art is awesome. I am fascinated that you do monotype so large, and your compositions and color are wonderful.

Tracy Leagjeld said...


Thank you so much for your comments!

I looked at your blog and LOVE your work!! I am constantly fighting to try to simplify my shapes and colors to their most fundamental. You have done this so beautifully! I hope you don't mind that I added you to my blog list.



Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, too. It's a pleasure to see the NW landscape in your works.

Angela Wales Rockett said...


Tracy Leagjeld said...

Thanks Angela. Ditto!

Bruce Docker said...

I've never seen the monotype taken to this level before, not only in size but also with the layering of colors. These are wonderful.