Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chelsea Owen's Figurative Monoprints

Chelsea Owens is a San Francisco artist whose work lately has been large figurative monoprints. The monoprints are inspired by real people - some of them friends - and filled with exuberant color and pattern alongside a powerful expression. All of these prints were done with a viscosity technique that involves rolling a layer of ink over a painted image to fill in any blank spaces which results in an interesting counter image on the roller. Chine collé with mulberry paper was also used on some of the prints.

"Red-haired Lady" 22x30
"Meredith" 22 x 30
"Ashley" 22x30