encaustic mixed media on birch 6x6
I just spent two more days in the print studio in Portland learning monotype printing. I'll say that being a beginner has its good things and bad things - but I muddled through it and have a better understanding of how the "painterly" prints are made. I do love the wax or any paint really for that matter that if things start going sideways, I can just paint over it. Not so with prints and there is no going back once its run through the press. But, its amazingly fun and the mental gymnastics that my brain has to go through to change gears to think like a print artist is good for me. Its a nice vacation from wax and I truly believe that new ideas sprout back in the wax studio because of time spent as a beginner in the print studio.
But, back to work in the wax and more to come with the holidays coming ahead. But, I do catch myself daydreaming about the next prints I'm going to try and make once time allows.
Happy Friday everyone!