"True Grit"

Jackson Heights, in Queens NY, where I grew up and had my first apartment has greatly influenced my artwork where even scenic images can have a gritty, urban quality that I think of as 'beauty with an edge'. My "True Grit" series of one-of-a-kind monotypes began as a way to quickly create images tapping into my stream of consciousness. Often I have no clear subject in mind but manipulating the ink leads me in a direction whether figurative, landscape or still life. My process is to apply ink onto a zinc plate using both additive and subtractive methods with cardboard, brushes, rags, paper towels, palette knives and fingers. The ink is transferred onto printmaking paper by hand-pulling through a printmaking press. I often discover “happy accidents” when ink takes on a life of its own creating unexpected results. When color is applied I use combinations of watercolor, oil and chalk pastel, ink and acrylic medium. Most recently I have been experimenting with how water-based mediums disperse into bubbles and splotches when applied onto oil-based mediums creating a dynamic texture that reminds me of fireworks. "True Grit" ultimately refers to the grittiness of the etching ink that is the foundation of all my works on paper but also to my determination and strength of will to pursue my art business.

Mirror Shrine

Mirror Shrine

Mosaic with mirror, tile & found objects $925 35"H x 29"W

Mother Cat - Orange

Mother Cat - Orange

Oil over Monotype on Arches Paper $640 26.5H"x 17.5"W framed to 36"x25"

Mother Cat - Blue

Mother Cat - Blue

Oil over Monotype on Arches Paper $640 26.5"Hx17.5"W framed to 36"x25"

Fish Platter

Fish Platter

Mixed Media $380 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 13"x16"

Aqua Sea

Aqua Sea

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 10"H x 8"W

Maine Coast

Maine Coast

Monotype on Paper $350 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 13"x16"

Wind

Wind

Monotype on Paper $510 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 15"x16"

Lobster - Framed

Lobster - Framed

Monotype on Paper $625 13.5"H x 25.5"W/Frame: 20"x32"

Coastal Elements

Coastal Elements

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $375 each or $700 for both 10"H x 15"W each

Florabundance - Framed

Florabundance - Framed

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $480 11"H x 15"W/Frame: 17"x22"

Fruit Basket

Fruit Basket

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 10"H x 8"W/Frame: 16.25"x13.25"

Orange Coast

Orange Coast

Watercolor, & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 13"x16"

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Green Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Green Fish

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 10"H x 8"W/Frame: 16"x13"

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 10"H x 8"W/Frame: 12"x10"

Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 13"x16"

Wave

Wave

Monotype on Paper SOLD 10"H x 8"W

Red Poppies and Goldenrod

Red Poppies and Goldenrod

Watercolor, Ink & Pastel over Monotype on Paper SOLD 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 13"x16"

Roadside Glory III

Roadside Glory III

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $480 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 15"x16"

Roadside Glory

Roadside Glory

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $480 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 15"x16"

Peacock Rain

Peacock Rain

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 10"H x 8"W

Bright Wave

Bright Wave

Watercolor & Pastel over Monotype on Paper $380 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 15"x16"

Sonoran Sky

Sonoran Sky

Watercolor over Monotype on Paper $380 8"H x 10"W/Frame: 13"x16"

Happy Family

Happy Family

Oil over Monotype on Paper $625 26.25"H x 18"W/Frame: 33"x24"

Sleeping Cat

Sleeping Cat

Monotype on Paper $420 10.5"H x 13.5"W/Frame: 20"x24"

Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape

Watercolor and Pastel on Monotype on Paper SOLD 18.5"H x 26.5"W/Frame: 27"x36"

Oppression

Oppression

Monotype on Paper $625 25"H x 17"W/Frame: 30"x22"

Temptation

Temptation

Monotype on Paper $420 10"H x 15"W/Frame: 20"x26"

Man with a Hat

Man with a Hat

Monotype on Paper $480 26"H x 18"W/Frame: 33"x24"

Tabby Cat

Tabby Cat

Monotype on Paper $350 13.5"H x 10.5"W/Frame: 24"x20"

Young Lovers

Young Lovers

Monotype on Paper $350 11"H x 16"W/Frame: 14.5"x19.5"

© 2018 by Emily Gilman Beezley                                                         egilbeez@gmail.com 

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Wave

Monotype on Paper SOLD 10"H x 8"W