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!

 

 

Swimsuit III
Swimsuit III

©2014 Acrylic on canvas, 24x30

Swimsuit II
Swimsuit II

©2014 Acrylic on canvas, 24x30

Swimsuit I
Swimsuit I

©2014 Acrylic on canvas, 24x30

Swimsuit V
Swimsuit V

©2014 Acrylic on canvas, 24x30"

Swimsuit IV
Swimsuit IV

©2014 Acrylic on canvas, 24x30"

Swim Suit IX
Swim Suit IX

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit VI
Swim Suit VI

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit II
Swim Suit II

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit VII
Swim Suit VII

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit XX
Swim Suit XX

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit XXI
Swim Suit XXI

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit XIII
Swim Suit XIII

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit III
Swim Suit III

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit V
Swim Suit V

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit IV
Swim Suit IV

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

Swim Suit I
Swim Suit I

©2014 Monotype plate 8x12" paper 11x15"

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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.