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Last Tuesday Benedicte and I took part in a printmaking workshop at MoMA. This was in conjunction with the Charles White exhibition currently on view on the Third Floor of the museum. I was blown away by the drawings and prints – every single one of them is a masterpiece. The workshop was taught and facilitated by printmakers from EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and used a proper printing press that MoMA actually has as part of their education department. Using plexiglass plates, a sharp stylus, sandpaper, etc we each created drypoint images. I did a sketch of the artists opposite me as they were listening to the instructor and referred to that as I scratched and gouged at my plate. We were shown how to Ink up the plates (Akua Intaglio Ink) and then the press assistants layered the damp paper over the plexiglass and rolled everything through the press. There were 22 of us and we all managed to get two prints in the short time that we had. It was fun, informative and run very efficiently.

Plexiglass, stylus, sandpaper, Akua Intaglio Ink, tarlatan, printmaking paper, intaglio press.

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Last evening I attended “A Celebration of Visual Art” an art exhibit and reception presented by The Osler Society of the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and discovered my art had won Second Place. Below are the two monotypes. You all have seen them before and I’m sure you remember.

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Monotype; Arches printmaking paper; oil based printing ink; etching press. Referred to iPad sketches made while in Penn Station waiting for a train home.

Japanese printmaking paper; Monotype ghost print enhanced with gouache, Inktense pencil, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II

Referring to a sketch that had been drawn from life using my iPad while in Penn Station, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

Referring to a sketch that had been drawn from life using my iPad while in Penn Station, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

Referring to a sketch that had been drawn from life using my iPad while in Penn Station, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

This monotype refers to a drawing I did while having breakfast in Central Market in Penn Station. I sketched a lot there. I read a lot there. It was a nice place to hang out – comfortable seating and fresh food – but it has been replaced with a shiny new, different place with tiny backless seating and my head says “Bleh” whenever I pass by. Bleh.

Referring to a sketch that had been drawn from life using my iPad while in Penn Station, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

Japanese printmaking paper; Monotype ghost print enhanced with gouache, Inktense pencil, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II

Japanese printmaking paper; Monotype ghost print enhanced with gouache, Inktense pencil, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II

Referring to a sketch that had been drawn from life using my iPad while at the Whitney Museum, I drew/painted the image on the copper plate that was used in the monotype process. Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.