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January, an embellished monoprint


January, 9"x12" original embellished monoprint on Fabriano watercolor paper, Available at a future date. Please reach out with any questions.
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This last year I have tried to draw every day. Something shifted in November because I began drawing even more earnestly. I stopped thinking of the practice as warmup exercises for my easel time and started fervently exploring complex ideas and processes, allowing the drawings to become something important. 

Along the way I discovered how to pull a single print off my drawings. This process is called "monoprinting." January is two monoprints layered, overtop each other (ie printed on the same page). The process of monoprinting, like any other printing process, requires precision. It can also be rather unpredictable. Unlike other printing methods, monoprints create a singular original (hence the "mono" prefix). January is called an embellished monoprint because i have added other, non printed marks to the printed one. She truly is an original!

I have about 50 of these sorts of pieces now, in various states of completion. They are fueling each other - I'll pull a passage from one to try out something new, or I'll extract segments from multiples and build a sort of hybrid or Franken-drawing which I continue to edit, then pull a print from.

As you can see with January, they feel related to the Talisman paintings, but have their own sensibility. At first I thought the drawings would lead to new paintings, and I actually tried that route. But I realized these drawings are their own thing. They are not meant to be studies. They are meant to be enjoyed as they are.

And enjoy them I am! They are not on the market yet, because I have big plans. One of which is being able to study and learn from them collectively as the series grows. So sit tight - I have more work to do going forward. It's promises to be a grand adventure! And if you can't sit tight, use the link above to shoot me a message and I'll let you know when January is available.

Meanwhile, there are truly wonderful pieces available on my website. A select few Talisman paintings, some Foxscapes from my solo show last fall, and some mixed media pieces, with prices starting at $200. A great way to brighten up a spot in your home or office.

And if you want front row to this new adventure, there are a handful of open seats inside my online classroom, where I discuss experimentation via video lessons and live events.

Don't forget, too, that I offer payment plans on purchases over $500. A 30% non refundable deposit reserves the painting, with the balance plus shipping and handling satisfied within 12 months. You do have to ask, because I manually invoice payment plan transactions.

Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork,
All my best, warmly, Kim


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