Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Monotype Beauty

Ink sketch on monotype - Martin Stankewitz

Martin created this beautiful postcard from a monotype.  He called it 'scrap' but it only took a few magical pen strokes for him to turn it into a wonderfully evocative landscape.  

This card is particularly precious to me as Martin's monotypes have long been an inspiration and he is so generous in sharing his knowledge.  The bonus is the characteristic penmanship that picks out the details of the scene with the little village and church steeple on the horizon.  Do you get the impression I am delighted?

Flip the card over and there are two beautiful floral stamps with their promise of Spring.

This is my second last card.  How sad it will be when the postman again brings only bills!








7 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

Thank you for providing the wonderful enlargement of this image, Robyn... 'a few magical pen strokes' indeed -- I could stare at them all for hours!

vivien said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - I really love it. Robyn I'm jealous!

Bridget Hunter said...

Me too - green with envy. This is a really wonderful card. I love the colours and markmaking.

Desiree said...

Beautiful, there is always so much to explore on Martins cards. I also must agree with Robyn when she says how sad it will be when the postman only brings bills!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I do like Martin's monotypes a lot.

So lovely to get a printed card rather than a painted one too.

Alison Staite said...

Wow, what an evocative design. Stark, cold, grim, winter. Something that really makes one look and think.

Pat said...

I like how real this card is. As always the subdued color is a rejoice to my soul. Lovely, Martin

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