JOYCE RUMACK ART

Monoprints Gallery

What is a Monoprint?

Monoprints incorporate drawing, painting, printmaking and chance. The process was first done in the 17th century.

I create my monoprints by first drawing and cutting out forms of people, animals, etc. Using brayers (rubberized rollers), I apply oil based inks on a rectangular plexiglass plate. Next, I ink up my cutouts and place them either on the plate, or part on part off the plate. The prepared plate is then placed ink side up on the printing press. A damp piece of paper is placed over the plate. Both pieces are then rolled through the press.

The amount of ink that is transferred to the paper is always a bit of a surprise or “chance”. The result is also printed in reverse of how you’ve visually prepared it on the plate. The process produces a single unique print, thus, and edition of “ONE”. A second print can be made from the same prepared plate. However, it will come out lighter and is considered the “Ghost” of the 1st one….still a “monoprint”. You can tell an “original” monoprint from a copy by the embossing on the paper created from the plexiglass plate during the printing.

On some of my monoprints I do handwork with colored pencils or paint if I think it will enhance the print.

           

Giraffes At Sunset  
Giraffes At Sunset
15" x 22"
SOLD

Days End
Days End
15" x 22"

Sunset On The Mara
Sunset On The Mara
15" x 22"
SOLD
Mombasa Rhythm I  
Mombasa Rhythm I
15" x 22"
Mombasa Rhythm II  
Mombasa Rhythm II (Ghost)
15" x 22"
Family  
Family
15" x 22"

African Flower
  African Flower
9" x 12"

God's Children  
God's Children
22" x 15"

Cheetah Watch
  Cheetah Watch
9" x 12"
Mombasa Lady  
Mombasa Lady
15" x 22"
I Love Art I  
I Love Art I
15" x 22"
I Love Art II  
I Love Art II (Ghost)
15" x 22"
Alaska  
Alaska
15" x 22"
Moonlight
Moonlight
15" x 22"
Red Butterfly  
Red Butterfly
15" x 22"
Out On The Range  
Out On The Range
22" x 15"
In Flight  
In Flight
22" x 15"
African Rhythm  
African Rhythm
22" x 15"
SOLD

The Three Masai At Dawn  
The Three Masai At Dawn
22" x 15"

The Three Masai At Sunset  
The Three Masai At Sunset
22" x 15"

Elephant Watch  
Elephant Watch
22" x 15"

Follow Your Heart
Follow Your Heart
22" x 15"
Running In The Wind  
Running In The Wind
22" x 15"
Victorian Child  
Victorian Child
22" x 11"
Trampoline  
Trampoline
22" x 15"
Generations  
Generations
15" x 22"
Out West  
Out West (Ghost)
10" x 15"
Black Feather  
Black Feather
15" x 22"
  Asian Patterns
Asian Patterns
15" x 11"
 


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