Monotypes

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"Around 2004, I became friends with of the great American landscape painters, Forrest Moses. He is one of the best monotype artists in the country

 I was floundering at the time with my oils and Forrest suggested that I start making monotypes as a way to loosen up. He allowed me to watch him print for a short time and encouraged me to make an appointment with the printer to do the same. The experience of this new medium was very beneficial, informing all of my later works."
 


WATER VIEW, MORNING II
image:14 7/8 x 29 58 inches, paper: 29 7/8 X 42 3/4
Arden's Gallery, Houston

     

Prices reflect unframed artworks unless otherwise noted.

For more information regarding these monotypes, please
email Ken.

All monotypes are produced in the studios  Open Press Ltd. Denver, Colorado and Hand Graphics, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

     

All the colors on the palette...
Monotype session, Santa Fe, NM,
Hand Graphics
 
 
Monotype session, Denver, CO,
Open Press Studios

 
 

     
All monotypes (sometimes called monoprints) are unique images. Mine are usually made by painting directly onto two sheets of plexiglas swith and chine colle (an added background paper) on Rives BFK off-white paper unless otherwise noted.

The plates and paper are separately fed into a large hand-press that produces enough pressure to transfer the painted images on the inked plates onto paper. Only one print is made at a time and each one is one of a kind.


Exhibited:
Colorado Springs Open Press Studios 15 Year Retrospective, Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, Colorado, 2004


Group Show, Open Press 25th Anniversary Exhibit. "A Celebration of Tradition and Experimentation of the Fine Art Print," McNichols Civic Center, Denver, CO, 2003
 
 


Group print exhibit at the Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, 2004

     
     

 
   

CLOUDS IN BLUE AND GOLD I
image: 19 7/8 x 29 58 inches
 Arches off-white paper: 29 5/8 X 41 3/4

 
Ken Elliott monotype Grove and Lake monotype
GROVE AND LAKE
image;  9 5/8 x18  5/8 inches,
on BFK grey paper, 22 1/8 x 30
Reproduced as poster  for Poems Publishing

 
Ken Elliott monotype Red Autumn II monotype
RED AUTUMN II
image;  14 7/8 X 29 1/2 inches,
on BFK white paper, 30 X 42 1/2 
Arden's Gallery, Houston

 
Ken Elliott monotype Pond and Sky III monotype
POND AND SKY III
image: 10 x 16 3/4 inches,
on Somerset white paper, 15 x 22 3/8

 

LONG SKY VI
Image: 10 5/8 x 30 inches, paper : 29 1/2 x 41 5/8

 

TREES AND SLOPE VI
image: 9 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches,
on Somerset white paper, 22 1/4 x 29 5/8

 
Ken Elliott monotype Clouds over the Hills I monotype
CLOUDS OVER THE FOOTHILLS I
image: 29 1/2 X 19 7/7 inches, paper: 42 1/2 X 30


 

INTO THE FOREST III
image: 20 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches, paper: 30 x 42 3/4
Exhibited: Open Press 15 Year Retrospective,
Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, 2004

 

 FOOTHILL COLORS
II
 image: 6 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches, paper: 15 x 22 1/8

 

 LOW CLOUDS
II
 image: 9 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches, BFK grey paper: 15 x 22

 

BLUE AND AQUA LAKE II
image:14 7/8 x 29 58 inches, paper: 30 X 42 3/4
Arden's Gallery, Houston

 

INTO THE WOODS II
image:14 7/8 x 29 58 inches, paper: 29 7/8 X 42 3/4


 
Ken Elliott monotype Foothill View I
FOOTHILL VIEW I
image: 14 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches, paper: 30 x 41 1/2
Framed Image, CO
Exhibited: Open Press 15 Year Retrospective,

BLUE SKIES III
image: 23 1/2 X 17 7/8 inches, paper: 41 3/8 x 29 3/4
available as limited edition giclee print

 

BRIGHT SKIES III
image: 19 7/8 X 15 3/4 inches, paper: 29 3/4 x 22 1/4
Exhibited: Open Press 15 Year Retrospective,
Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, 2004

 


AUTUMN MOMENT II
image;  16 1/8 X 16 1/8 inches,
on BFK white paper, 22 1/8 x 29 3/4

Arden's Gallery, Houston

 


POND AND SKY BLUE I
image: 9 x 12 1/2 inches,
on Rives BFK grey paper: 19 x 21 3/8

 

POND AND SKY BLUE Ii
image: 9 x 12 1/2 inches,
on Rives BFK grey paper: 19 7/8 x  21 3/8

 

 WATER VIEW, MORNING I
image: 14 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches,
Arches grey paper 30 X 42 3/4


 

POND AND SKY IV
image:10 x 16 3/4 inches, paper: 15 x 22 3/8

 

SKY FRAGMENT IN BLUE AND RED II
image;  15 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches,
on BFK grey paper, 30 x 2
2 5/8

 
Ken Elliott monotype Blue Skies I monotype
BLUE SKIES I
image: 23 1/2 X 17 7/8 inches, paper: 41 3/8 x 29 3/4
Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

EVENING MOOD II
 image: 10 x 10 1/8 inches,
on Rives BFK grey paper: 22 3/8 x 19 3/4
Framed $1450

 
Ken Elliott monotype Trees and Slope I
TREES AND SLOPE I
image: 14 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches, paper: 29 5/8 x 41 1/2
available as limited edition giclee print

 
Ken Elliott monotype Western Skies I monotype
WESTERN SKIES I
image;  14 1/4 x 21 5/8 inches
on Rives BFK paper: 15 x 22 3/8

available as limited edition giclee print

 

CLOUD STUDY
II
Image: 11 3/4  x 19 5/8 inches,
on BFK grey paper:
26 1/4 x 30

 

COLORFUL CLOUDS
I
Image: 16 7/8 x 13 5/8 inches,
BFK cream paper:
26 1/2 x 22 3/8

 

CLOUD HUGGING THE HILL I
 image:16 3/8 X 16 1/4 inches
BFK grey paper: 30 X 22 1/2
$1450.  framed

 

 LOW CLOUDS
I
 image: 9 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches, BFK grey paper: 15 x 22

 

DIAGONAL CLOUDS II
  image:13 3/4 X 12 3/4 inches,
on Rives BFK cream paper: 30 X 22 1/8

 


INDIGO LAKE I
image: 15 7/8 X 15 3/4 inches,
Rives BFK paper: 23 1/4 x 22 1/4
$900. unframed

 

YELLOW BURST II
image: 16 7/8 X 13 3/4 inches
 Rives BFK paper: 25 x 21 1/8
$900. unframed

 

SPRING PATH I
image: 15 7/8 X 15 3/4 inches,
Rives BFK paper: 23 1/4 x 22 1/4
Framed Image Gallery, Denver, CO    $900. unframed

 

DENIM SKY II
image: 15 7/8 X 13 3/4 inches,
Rives BFK paper: 23 1/4 x 22 1/4
$900. unframed

 
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POND AND BIG SKY
image: 14 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches, paper: 30 x 42 3/4
Arden's Gallery, Houston    $2600

 

POND AND SKY II
image:10 x 16 3/4 inches, paper: 15 x 22 3/8
    $1450. framed

 

LITTLE POND AND SKY I
image:  9 7/8 x 9 /7/8 inches, paper: 15 x  20 3/4
$1200.  framed

 

POND AND SKY V
image: 14 1/8 x 21 3/4 inches,
on Somerset cream paper, 22 3/8 x 29 5/8

 

SOFT GREEN GROVE
image;  9 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches,
on BFK grey paper, 22 1/8 x 30
Reproduced as poster for Poems Publishing

 

STORM ON THE FLATS I
image;  14 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches,
on Somerset white paper,
22 1/4 x 29 5/8

 

TREE GROUPING I
image: 31 3/4 x 21 3/8 inches, paper: 41 3/4 x 29 5/8

 

TALL GREENS II

image:12 7/8 x 29 58 inches, paper: 42 3/4 X29 7/8
Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

Sold monotypes
Many of these images are available as limited edition giclees.  View the Giclee page

   
Ken Elliott monotype Trees and Slope V
TREES AND SLOPE V
image: 9 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches,
on Somerset white paper, 21 1/4 x 29 5/8 
Sold

 
Ken Elliott monotype Evening Sky I monotype
EVENING SKY I
image: 14 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches, paper : 29 1/2 x 41 1/2
Exhibited: Open Press 15 Year Retrospective,
Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, 2004.   Sold
Reproduced as poster for Poems Publishing

 

Ken Elliott monotype Cloud Fragment monotype
CLOUD FRAGMENT
image: 14 7/8 X 11 5/8 inches, paper : 30 X 22 1/2
Open Press Ltd., Denver, CO   Sold
Reproduced as poster for Poems Publishing
available as limited edition giclee print

 
Ken Elliott monotype Into the Forest monotype
INTO THE FOREST
image: 30 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches
paper: 41 1/2 x 30    Sold
Reproduced as poster for Poems Publishing
available as limited edition giclee print

 

LONG SKY III
Image: 10 3/4 x 30 1/8 inches, paper : 29 1/2 x 41 5/8    sold
available as limited edition giclee print


 

LONG SKY IV
Image: 10 5/8 x 30 inches, paper : 29 1/2 x 41 5/8
on Arches buff paper  Sold

available as limited edition giclee print


 
Ken Elliott monotype Descending Trees II monotype
DESCENDING TREES II
image: 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
 paper: 29 3/4 x 22 1/4    Sold

 
Ken Elliott monotype Long Sky V monotype
LONG SKY V
Image: 10 5/8 x 30 inches, paper : 29 1/2 x 41 5/8    sold
available as limited edition giclee print

 

CLOUDS IN BLUE AND GOLD II
image: 19 7/8 x 29 58 inches,
Arches off-white paper: 29 5/8 X 41 3/4    sold
available as limited edition giclee print
Colorado Springs Contemporary Arts Center, 2004

 
Ken Elliott monotype Into the Woods I monotype
INTO THE WOODS I
image: 14 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches, paper size, 30 x 41 1/2    sold
Reproduced as poster for Poems Publishing

 


Ken Elliott making monotypes at Open Press, Denver, Colorado
Monotype session, Denver, CO,
Open Press Studios




 

 


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