I’ve been working at drawing every day, and sometimes it’s most fun for the drawing to be a trace monotype. This is done by rolling out ink, or in my case, oil paint, on a sheet of glass, laying down clean paper, and drawing on the reverse. Repeating this, without rerolling the paint, allows me to catch the negative lines left by the previous print–a ghost of a ghost, you might say. And a little bit of hand pressure on the paper provides tone where I want it. I love the process.
Detail, Untitled Study, 2018, trace monotype in oil, 28 x 54 inches