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Silk Aquatint Monoprints Series

The Painterly Printmaker

ELLEN PLISKIN creates silk aquatint monoprints by attaching silk to a plexiglass plate, drawing on that plate with waterbased crayons and printing ink. The image is then transferred by laying a piece of paper on the painted surface and then by applying pressure, running the plate through a hand-cranked press. "Each time I create the image, it's a handmade original. A monotype is a printmaker's painting," she explains. "All the prints to some extent are extensions of the work I do in painting."

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Spain Series
Carlson's Farm Series
Carlsons Farm
Maine Series
Nubble Light
English/Scottish Series
Chilcombe Hill
Tuolumne Meadow
Tuolumne River
Santa Fe Series

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