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The ladies dressed so festively were dancing with pairs of sticks and clicking them against each other and against their partner’s. I used charcoal for this drawing and was happy with it. After spraying it with a bit of hairspray I decided to see if watersoluble pencils and crayons would work on top of the fixed charcoal. They worked perfectly but then I no longer liked the sketch. It bothered me all evening. So, the next morning, as soon as I got out of bed, I went over everything with acrylic paint. Now, I really like it.

(And, yes, I realize or, rather, finally noticed, that I misspelled Rubin. I fixed it on the originals. Sigh.)

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook, charcoal, acrylic paint.

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While I was in the Salmagundi Club last April someone told me about drawing on a plexiglass plate using a lithography crayon and running it through the press. When I returned in May, after 7 hours of printing JKPP Monotype portraits and
Penn Station commuters and just before starting the cleanup and packing up of artwork, I decided to do two quickies using the litho crayon and small square plexi plates. Easy peasy no mess or fuss or angst – just a straightforward process suited for a very tired printer.

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JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Plexiglass, lithography crayon, damp printmaking paper, etching press.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Monotype, oil based ink, printmaking paper, etching press.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Monotype, oil based ink, printmaking paper, etching press.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Monotype, oil based ink, printmaking paper, etching press.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Monotype, oil based ink, printmaking paper, etching press.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Monotype, oil based ink, printmaking paper, etching press.

I painted over the monotype. I had to.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Monotype: oil based printing ink; printmaking paper; Intaglio press. Acrylic paint.

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JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Transfer monotypes; oil based printing ink;
Scanned and color added digitally in iPad using Procreate.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Oil based printing ink, printmaking paper, etching press.