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John S. Dykes
Monotypes
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Last week while at U. of Hartford I tried creating some monotypes for the first time. If you've never tried it, you might want to consider it. Monotypes do not take too many materials. It is a fresh, direct, and spontaneous approach to picture making. It has been described as a unique mix of painting, printmaking, and drawing. You really never know how each print will look once you pull that first (and sometimes only)print. Instructor extraordinaire Gary Kelly made it look deceptively simple. I've been trying more of them this week... the above portrait is of that movie theater creep permeating the news.
It is difficult to pick up on the subtleties and nuances when scanning these things. Unfortunately the image takes a hit when re-sizing to 72dpi from 350.





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