Monotypes on location
My primary interest in creating monotypes on location is to capture the transitory quality of light in various environments, whether interior, landscape, or cityscape. I prefer to work "in the field" and have developed a system to carry my plate and supplies. Working this way prohibits multiple colors so the resultant image is monochrome. Using a warm sepia ink results in an aged, almost photographic quality to the prints. One reviewer has referred to my work as “plein air monotype”.
Because of my interest in light it is necessary to work very quickly. A monotype has the immediacy that allows for capturing the effects of light in the rapidly changing conditions I'm most drawn to.
My concern is for the immediate or the ‘essence’ of the subject, what one might call a peripheral vision of reality. My goal is for the image to be understandable without undue attention to detail.