Thursday, December 03, 2009

Persimmon Monotype Print


Persimmons -Monotype 20cm x 20cm Gouache on Fabriano Paper

This is a hand-rubbed monotype of gouache transferred from a glass plate.

Unfortunately with the gorgeous ripe persimmons of autumn comes the thick, grey fog that makes it very difficult to photograph prints and my scanner has dropped out too much detail.


Persimmon Tree decked with ripe fruit.

And another - they are all over the place.

13 comments:

Jeanette said...

This monoprint has lots of interest in it. I like it a lot. Pity scanners seem to work against us, isn't it?

And those trees laden with persimmons! Oh my, I'd be in fruit heaven. Lucky you to have them growing there.

Pat said...

Robyn I feel like I am going through this with you, standing next to you in your studio and experiencing the excitement of what will come out of the press next. I love the texture. Not just subject matter but more.

vivien said...

aren't they pretty?!

and the print too :>) - a good one

Cathy Gatland said...

This turned out well Robyn! I love the colours and the shimmer the technique gives to the fruit. How do you not have the gouache drying before you print it - is the paper damp? Those trees are so decorative and Christmassy.

Cathy Gatland said...

Sorry - another question... did you do this all in one printing 'pull', or background then foreground?

Robyn said...

Jeanette - Thank you. I fear the problems I have scanning has more to do with me than the scanner. Of course I hope that isn't the case.

Pat - You are very sweet since I've probably burdened you far too much with my printmaking dramas.

Vivien - Thank you - you can see by my including photos that I don't feel I've yet done the kaki justice.

Cathy - Thanks. The gouache does dry but prints well on to the soaked and blotted paper. I painted a very thin layer of detergent on the plate and let that dry before painting to help the transfer. There was still quite a lot of ghost on the plate when I'd finished.

This was all printed at once but I am considering doing the next one in stages. I'll have to find a way to fix the paper to the plate for registration purposes. Then there is the problem of keeping the paper damp. Maybe my linocut jig will be useful.

janie said...

lovely delicate print. Amazing trees.

Toni said...

If I had a tree like that I would be drawing and painting the fruit all the time. I love those colors and your print.

Heidi Malott said...

Lovely work. Transfering our work to the internet can be very discouraging.

We had persimmon trees at our old house here in northern Indiana. We were told it was very rare to have them there.

What a great life story you have, ending up in Italy!

Joan said...

Love the photos of the tree and your monotype print of the persimmons and the tree! I enjoyed seeing your little map of your sketchwalks. Good for you...wish I could be there walking and sketching too.

Wendy'srug said...

The colour of the fruit is so intense. I love you talking through the printmaking process, it makes me feel I am standing next to you while you are doing it. I miss the process of making a print. You have me thinking once again about a creative life. Thank you

Tgramberg said...

Get bad with the photography Robyn

Laureline said...

Those persimmon trees are so glorious! They look like they are strung with tiny harvest moons! Lucky you to be surrounded by SO much beauty in all seasons! Your monotype is wonderful---strong composition and lovely textures. Wish I could see it in person! ( I seem to say that often while visiting your blog ;D.)

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