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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.

One day, when I was doing a Library Stealth Drawing, part of my camouflage was a Tremendously Big book filled with paintings by Milton Avery. What a wonderful book. Instead of leaving it on the table I checked it out and lugged it home (heavy heavy heavy) where I decided that it would be a very good idea to copy some of those paintings. On my journal spread was a stamp I carved of some people from a meeting I attended last year. They were waiting patiently on the page for something. I turned the library book and the sketchbook upside down and copied one of the paintings using a litho pencil. VoilĂ !

Copying this painting turned out to be such fun that I was instantly set off on another of those tangents that beset me.

Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook; litho pencil, acrylic paint; Speedball Speedy Cut and cutting tools; Akua Intaglio Ink.

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.