Posts Tagged ‘Monotypes’

Monotype Workshops for Fall

September 11, 2017

I’ve tried to explore composition in my workshops. I’ve talked about the importance of color in prints, but it can actually be ignored, at least at first, as black and white prints are not unusual, and to some quite distinctive and attractive. But basic composition skills are hard to do without. I’m reading a book […]

2017 | Art Students League, Monotypes, Workshops | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)

Can I Take My Books to Heaven?

January 19, 2015

I’ve spent the last few weeks either working long hours at my temp job at DU, or on the couch reading under a blanket in the frigid, dark days. I got a lot of reading done, so I’m posting more mini-reviews today. Now it’s getting noticeably brighter, the job is done, and I’m getting back into a […]

2015 | Art Students League, Books, Comics, Music, Workshops | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)

Ghosts and Daydreams

October 13, 2014

This isn’t a particularly good photo- and that’s kind of why I posted it. Because it’s also not a particularly good print. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited by some of the things going on here, but the whole spirit of my studio work this Fall is to try different experiments, so I never really […]

2014 | Art Students League, Ghost, Monotypes | Tags: , Comments (0)

Team of Rivals

October 6, 2014

I’m posting this pic of a collaboration I did with ceramic artist Donna Schnitzer for a show at Republic Plaza called Interplay. It was designed to hightlight the professional artist/ mentor-to- student relationships the Art Students League of Denver wants to encourage. In this case, Donna is a long time, very experienced professional ceramic artist herself […]

2014 | Art Shows, Art Students League, Workshops | Tags: , , Comments (0)

Living Large

January 5, 2014

  Large work has been a priority for me last Fall, and didn’t happen quite as much as I’d like, so I extended “printing season” into December.  I went down to Open Press ( a somewhat legendary print studio in Denver ) and started on 2 30×42” monotypes, one of which was completed, and will […]

2014 | Art Shows | Tags: , , , Comments (0)

Studio Doings

October 21, 2013

I’ve been layering Mylar stencils for transparencies, spatial density and complex colors. I hope for rich interactions of negative and positive space, with new visual textures. But a real danger can be overworked, cramped images. Planning becomes an issue. Good, rich color often involves planning, with transparency and color designs interacting in fresh ways when planning works […]

2013 | Monotypes, Negative space | Tags: , , , , Comments (0)

Zip Do Done

August 25, 2013

Some shots of my Zip 37 show with fellow Monotype artist Randy Hughes. It was a fun opening with quite a few visitors since then. I’ve been writing a post about color, as it has seemed to pop up in my work lately, but as always, it has bogged down a bit it the first […]

2013 | Art Shows, Uncategorized | Tags: , , Comments (0)

New Studies

May 11, 2013

      I posted a brand new Monotype that features brush work, something I haven’t done in a while. I’ve also been experimenting with mylar inserts and stencils. I cut simple shapes out of mylar, ink them, and lay them into the image, which in these examples is often made with a brayer (ink […]

2013 | Monotypes, Uncategorized | Tags: , , Comments (2)

Welcome to JoeHigginsMonotypes.com

May 10, 2013

Welcome to JoeHigginsMonotypes.com. It’s taken a while longer to get up and running than I anticipated. This is partly due to a wicked busy schedule, and partly due to just not being savvy enough to navigate WordPress’ rather clunky, but undeniably cost-effective software. As you see, the site is a rather skeletal affair right now. […]

2013 | Interiors, Monotypes, Uncategorized | Tags: , , Comments (2)