My chosen words for the day.

floral rose monotype, simplicity, zen minimalism, red white and blue palette,
Red Roses, Blue Vase,


Those words,  I feel suit my mood and the dialogue.


Is More.




Red Roses

The flowers,  are portions –  from my fish shop’s wonderful rose bouquet of yesterday.


I have used  my photographs that I took at the shop.  I have a ‘connection.’


And I place emphasis on the word….. Use.

I’ve used them as  tools.  As aids.  As helpers.

They,  are to work for Me!



I’ve selected, rearranged and grouped the elements as I saw fit.

As it pleased me to do so.



In other words…. I’ve been ‘influenced’ by my photos. But, I’ve not been the slave of the photos nor  ‘their myriad of precious tiny details.’

They serve me.  I am their Director…….  Not the other way around.


This, is How, I can achieve a minimalist approach.




Monotypes  Monoprints


Monoprints, monotypes.  Nearly everyone uses those 2 words interchangeably. But, a monoprint is meant to be done in a Series.  Whilst a monotype is normally a  “One Off.”  (with a ghost print.)



My art image has been done using the monotype process using watersoluble inks.

I painted the subject onto the glass plate first, using the inks. Then carefully laid my printing paper over the inked/painted plate and rubbed with a wooden spoon to capture the image.

Once I lifted the paper, I could see the striations, colors, textures and variations of tones upon the paper.

Monotypes are great fun.  My class will be doing a couple of weeks of these experiments.



Have fun and Loosen Up!

There are many ways, techniques to use for Monotypes.

I’m Definitely, going to try a few more!


I love how monotypes can be so versatile, simple, fun and loose.

Perfect technique to help loosen people up, and become more Impressionist.  More color and movement oriented.


Simply…. Fun!



crimson roses photography, rose bouquet painting monotype, creative art,
Crimson Roses