The small pencil sketch on the left was the value study for a large acrylic I did a few years ago. I thought it would make a good monotype. I spent the afternoon painting with a friend, and while she was doing a beautiful painting of grapes and leaves in absolutely gorgeous colors, I was playing around with this black ink. I was questioning the reason for doing monoprints/monotypes - they only make one print, they are time consuming, I never know if the print is really going to come out correctly until I pull the "plate" off the paper. If it doesn't, I have spent all that time . . . well, you know - spent all that time. However, I have to say, I love doing them! If this does print correctly, I will post it after I do the color.