Monotype

To create a monotype the artist paints or rolls ink onto a blank, smooth surface, such as a piece of glass or plexi. The image is created by manipulating ink with various tools (brushes, rags, stencils, etc.) on the surface.

Ink can be layered, color over color, and printed on the same paper in successive passes through the press. Because there are no permanent marks on the plate, it is not possible to create multiples of the image.

Compare monotypes with monoprints.

Sleeping LeopardMarian Osher
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Sleeping Leopard_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

Sleeping Leopard

Lionesses and CubMarian Osher
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Lionesses and Cub_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

Lionesses and Cub

Gray Crowned CranesMarian Osher
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Grey Crowned Cranes_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

Gray Crowned Cranes

DikDik and DikDikMarian Osher
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DikDik and DikDik_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

DikDik and DikDik

Baboon Back RideMarian Osher
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Baboon Back Ride_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

Baboon Back Ride

Agama LizardMarian Osher
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Agama Lizard_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

Agama Lizard

SimbaMarian Osher
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Simba

Jambo!Marian Osher
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Jambo!

Zebra StripesMarian Osher
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Zebra Stripes

Strutting OstrichMarian Osher
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Strutting Ostrich

Velvet MonkeyMarian Osher
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Velvet Monkey

Two Cape BuffaloMarian Osher
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Two Cape Buffalo

Hungry GiraffeMarian Osher
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Hungry Giraffe

Two Cool HipposMarian Osher
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Two Cool Hippos

PumbaMarian Osher
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Pumba_copyright 2014_Marian Osher

Pumba

One Two ThreeMarian Osher
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One-Two-Three_copyright 2012_Marian Osher

One Two Three

Popcorn FlowersMarian Osher
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Popcorn Flowers copyright 2012_Marian Osher

Popcorn Flowers

Shells with Sand DollarMarian Osher
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Shells with Sand Dollar_copyright 2012_Marian Osher

Shells with Sand Dollar

SonataMarian Osher
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Sonata_copyright 2012_Marian Osher

Sonata

Royal OrangeNina Muys
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Royal Orange