Prints in show: Monotype

Cliff Top Trees

‘Cliff Top Trees, Glen Maye’ Monotype 400 x 400 mm (image size)

One of my personal favourites. The light blissfully burning away the solidity of the trees at the top, then filtering through the filigree of foliage, finishing with the cliff face all shaggy ferns and ivy. Has a lot to do with the feel of descending into the atmosphere of Glen Maye.

Waterfall Caught Branch

‘Waterfall Caught Branch, Glen Maye’ Monotype 400 x 400 mm

The close in view gives this print a more abstract feel. The blistering white of the turbulence caused by the central rock and it’s subsequently caught branch contrast well with the dark surrounding rock and the pool beyond. This framing focuses the composition on the energy of the water coruscating with vitality.

Seaspray, Seascape

‘Sea-spray, Seascape’ Monotype 400 x 400 mm (image size)

The silvery lightness of the sea works well with the crashing foam as one wave subsides into the path of another. The strata of the black rocks look like pages of the island carved in stone, lichen punctuating the velvety black.

Rock Pool 2

‘Rock Pool 2’ Monotype 400 x 400 mm (image size)

I like the contrast of the black heavy rock and dark pooling of the centre wrapped around with silvery grey stone. All of this interlaced with the sparkle of light on water. A micro cosmos at play in a rock pool.

These are just four of the 30 monotypes in the exhibition. To see them ‘in the flesh’ and more visit the Sayle gallery, details:-

ORIGINALS Print Exhibition 1st – 24th May 2009.

Sayle Gallery, Villa Marina Colonnade, Douglas. IM1 2HN

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