Friday 21 February 2020

Monoprinting landscapes

And now for something completely different! I was fortunate to get an 8x10" gel plate for my birthday and have been inspired to have a go at landscapes. Especially landscapes with lots of clouds which are a particular interest.

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint as it dries quickly, but also added a few drops of the retarder at times if it was drying a little too quickly.

My first go was inspired by a trip to Robin Hood's Bay, N. Yorkshire on a blustery October day when the tide was out. I love the dull bleakness of the coast in winter.


In my head monoprinting is going to help me loosen up my art. In reality I still tinkered around with sponges and cut up credit cards for a few finer details. It's a work in progress!

If any of you have tips for monoprinting landscapes I'd really welcome them. I'm mostly making it up as I go along with a bit of YouTube searching.

Thank you for stopping by xx


  1. Never heard about painting landscapes on Gelli... so no tips but you've made me curious! That painting looks good to me not overworked in anyway.

  2. No tips either, Claire! But great trials and monoprintings anyway!!
    Hugs, Coco xx

  3. I am really loving this technique, not seen it done before. Those clouds are amazing. Angela xXx

  4. beautiful, inspiring, beautiful!! Never guess is made with the Gelli instead of a paintbrush on canvas.


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