VI/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.
VI/Twelve began as a ghost print of the drawing I made for VIII/Twelve (on the left). A ghost print is any print made off of a printing plate after the first print without reinking the plate. Over the ghost image, I printed many thin washes (ink thinned with spirits and/or oils) of oil-based ink and paint.
I associate each of the Twelve prints with a month. VI/Twelve represents a sultry day on the lakeshore in southern Ontario in the blues, reds, and greens of July.