Four Seasons

Abstract acrylic monotypes from the “Four Seasons” series. If you are interested in other images in this series, please contact me.



My first foray into printmaking was a series of abstract acrylic monotypes using a gel plate. I quickly became enamored with exploring different ways of manipulating the final image by introducing different textures and stencils, as well as by experimenting with the qualities of the paint on the plate. It allows me to bring the same “messy” approach to printmaking that drew me to painting and mixed media in the first place.

I was initially focused simply on color and texture, and the resulting layers I could produce. This led me to create what I call my Four Seasons series. Each “season” is a collection of images consisting of the original impression and one to three ghost impressions, a sampling of which are available here. I quickly learned that acrylics don’t lend themselves well to effective ghosts (they generally dry too quickly to make multiple impressions feasible), so in an attempt to slow the paint’s drying time I began applying a fine mist of water to the plate between each print. This resulted in some images that are more suggestive of watercolor than acrylic.

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Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring


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