When I haven't been able to fully focus on painting - or want to relax with something different, I do these monoprints using oil paint on glass and pressing papers on the image to make a print. I love it! Its very meditative. Its graphic and expressive.
I've experimented with different papers and using different mediums. Its best not to add too much medium or make the paint too thin as it will squish out and really ruin the results. I found that a thinner and smooth paper works best.
I paint the image on glass - placing a sketch, painting or photo image under the glass to work over. You have to lay the paint on thick and focus on big blocky shapes. No details allowed!
Next I lay the paper over the painted glass and use a brayer to press the paper onto the paint and transfer the image.
Carefully peel back the paper and there is your painted image.
Some work out better than others, but its a fun process.
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