A monotype is a single run printing process where an image is made on plexiglass and then sent through an etching press. I utilize the subtractive method primarily when creating these images. My process begins with laying down a solid color/gradient and removing ink with a variety of tools such as rags, brushes, scraper bars, pallet knives, q-tips, and combs. This mark making process gives me unlimited freedom to create anything from my imagination. Each plate can only be printed once, creating a one of a kind painting. Printing it twice produces a lighter print called a “ghost”.