IX/Twelve is an original monotype on paper.A monotype is a unique print that starts out as a drawing or painting on a surface (usually something non-porous like a blank printing plate or a piece of mylar) that is transferred to another surface with pressure.
Most of this print comes from a watercolor painting I made on a Plexiglas plate. Sending the plate through a press with a moistened piece of paper activates the dried paint and transfers the painting to the paper.
Over the ghost image, I printed thin layers of oil-based ink. To print the yellow, for example, I rolled yellow ink over the printing plate and wiped or blotted it away wherever I didn’t want the color. I then placed the printing paper face-down on the plate and rolled both through a press to transfer the ink to the print.
For more information on monotypes and how they are made, please visit my about prints page.
I associate each of the Twelve prints with a month. IX/Twelve represents a Midwestern river in autumn in blues, greens, and golds.