Sunday, 10 October 2010

Tom Bennett's Monotype

While researching different artists who use Monoprint for my printmaking 'Aesop's Fables' project, I stumbled across the work of Tom Bennett - oh my god! His work is so fantastic, I love the drama and mystery that he captures in his work, not to mention the lovely watery texture - which I have a feeling is created by watering down the inks with turps. 

When I am in the print studio next Tuesday I am definately going to have a go at watering down my inks, using more colours and wiping the ink of the plate :) I think this style would really work with my story, allowing me to create 'dark' prints that are full of atmosphere. 

You can see more of Tom Bennett's work here


tmiddlemost said...

If you like this use of turps on a monotype, have a look at Tonys work.
He is a master of the mulic plate monotype on very fine papers.

Emma Black said...

That looks cool :) I really like his etchings as well.

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