SANDRA WHITING - Monotype Printmaker and Painter


Artist Sandra Whiting strives to develop texture, layers and depth in her monotypes by applying ink to her plate with brushes, rollers, cardboard, Bubble Wrap, and anything else she can find of interest in her studio. Her inspiration takes her in many directions, and sometimes she uses other blocks, as well, when she is working with collage, oil pastel, watercolor or pencil. 

Quadruple Stitched Monotype

Inking a plate

Spontaneity drives much of the process of monotype printmaking and plays a role in reverse painting on plexiglass as well.

Reverse painting on plexiglass

Whiting has been a professional artist for more than 25 years, working as a painter, printmaker and collage artist. She received her bachelor of arts degree in fine art with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She now works out of her Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio on Whidbey Island, where she also holds artistic workshops with fellow artists. Many of Sandra's monotypes are made into handmade books in collaboration with artist Susanne Newbold.

The gallery has an excellent selection of books in stock at all times.

Handmade books are priced at $38 and are suitable for writing and drawing. Size 7.25 x 5.25".

To purchase or inquire about available monotype pieces,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.

Books bound by Susanne Newbold

Our display of Handmade Books

Reverse painting on plexiglass

In this particular painting technique the image is gradually built up in layers of paint, starting with the most visible foreground elements in the painting. The artist then proceeds to cover more of the plexiglass, painting over the first layer which then becomes invisible to the artist. This step can be repeated until the entire piece is covered. In order to see the completed image the artist turns over the plexiglass. Sandra finishes her pieces by mounting them on textured painted wood panels.

Urban Tablet #1
reverse painting on plexiglass
16 x 20"     SOLD

Urban Tablet #2
reverse painting on plexiglass
16 x 20"     SOLD

Urban Tablet #3
reverse painting on plexiglass
16 x 20"     $375