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Oil & Graphite

These drawings began as experiments in trying to create monotypes without using a printing press, by drawing on polymer paper with oil. This method replicates the monotype process of rubbing through paint onto a smooth surface, but I leave the image to dry on this surface, instead of transferring it to paper through a press.

I mix graphite with the oil medium, or draw directly with graphite onto the paper.
This way of working combines elements of painting and printmaking, whilst still allowing me the spontaneity of the drawing process.