I’m finally starting to feel like I can think straight about these monotypes. I worked today to tighten up my marks so that I could regain control over the tonal passages in the water. The black background is also allowing me to sink the figures deeper into the darkness and create more atmosphere than before.
I’m still keeping a fairly quick pace, each monotype is 24″ x 36″ and takes me generally no more than 20 minutes to complete. I’m limiting myself in terms of time to try and retain a freshness and spontaneity to the image and to avoid overworking the passages.