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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. Voilà!

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.

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

Oil based printing ink, Arches printmaking paper, etching press.

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JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party

A piece of thin Japanese printmaking paper was placed onto an inked copper plate and, with a ball point pen that no longer had ink, I drew, referring to a JKPP Flickr group photo (that I reversed using my iPad), on the back of the Japanese paper. The result was a Transfer Monotype.

Oil based printing ink, Japanese paper

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

Transfer monotypes; Akua Intaglio Ink; Japanese paper.

I did a transfer monotype and then ran the plate with the remaining ink through the press to get a monotype. It was ok but barely. One day, while I was painting in my journal I decided to use the paint on Bill’s print. The process is very satisfying.

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

Oil based Printmaking ink, printmaking paper, etching 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; Akua Intaglio Ink; page from one of the daily guides at The Met or Japanese paper.

This was an experiment. I drew, using Neocolor II watersoluble crayons, on a small plexiglass plate and then, with a very damp piece of printmaking paper on top, ran it through the etching press. While the paper was still damp I applied more color to the print. So much for that experiment.

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

Caran d’Ache Neololor II, plexiglass, printmaking paper, etching press.

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

Relief print in S&B zeta sketchbook
Speedball Speedy Cut, Lino cutters; Akua Intaglio Ink; 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 monotype, Akua Intaglio ink, Japanese paper and found paper.