And Now, The Ghost

24 Sep

ghost final


Following on from yesterday’s post about my latest reduction monotype, this is the ‘ghost’ image that is formed by putting a second piece of paper through the press after the first image is taken off the perspex plate. This gives a paler, ethereal monotype, where the pigment has broken up into little grains, rather like an Impressionist painting. Some French Impressionist artists, notably Degas and Monet, were said to have used this technique and worked into their ghost monotypes with oil pastels. I’ve tried this and it works really well, but you need to use best quality artist’s soft pastels; cheaper, chalky ones don’t work and they fade. The original was an impressionistic landscape drawing I did during a visit to Pakistan earlier this year.

6 Responses to “And Now, The Ghost”

  1. jhv57 September 25, 2014 at 22:29 #

    Love the ghost!

  2. Lemon September 25, 2014 at 14:47 #

    I know it’s a landscape, but it has an ethereal, underwater feel. Lovely.

    • Rosie Scribblah September 25, 2014 at 15:29 #

      Thank you. I did the original drawing in a heavy thunderstorm 🙂

  3. anna warren portfolio September 25, 2014 at 09:35 #

    This is beautiful Rosie, so delicate and subtle.

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