A monotype is a painting or drawing that has been printed on paper. Oil paint is applied directly to a clean non-porous surface such as plexiglas, plastic or glass. When paper is pressed to this surface, provided the paint or ink is still wet, the image transfers to the paper. Because monotypes must be done quickly, the application of paint is bold and loose and can be very expressive.
Both monotypes series below have been acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.