All artwork ©2019 Carla W Gelbaum

 

 

Swimsuits is a series of acrylic paintings and monotype prints completed in 2014. Using a simple palette of colors and the gracefully contoured shape of a woman's swimsuit in each composition, I explored and focused on the making of random marks and lines. I loved the surprises when I pulled a print!

 

 

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The making of a monotype print:

First I paint on a plexiglass printing plate using archival water-based intaglio inks. An impression of this image is made onto acid-free printmaking paper by using a portable tabletop press. While I am able to print multiple layers of ink on each sheet of paper by using a registration system, each monotype print is unique. Sometimes I am able to make a “ghost” print, or second impression, from the original plate.