P11197 Untitled 1987
Monotype 439 × 383 (17 1/4 × 15) on heavy handmade paper 755 × 565 (29 3/4 × 22 1/4); printed by Garner Tullis at Garner Tullis Workshop, Santa Barbara
Inscribed ‘Thérèse Oulton’ below image b.r.
Presented by Garner H. Tullis and Pamela Auchincloss 1988
Lit: Phyllis Plous, ‘Monotype Today’, in Collaborations in Monotype, exh. cat., University Art Museum, Santa Barbara 1988, pp.16, 21, 42; David Cohen, ‘Thérèse Oulton's Printmaking’, Print Quarterly, vol.6, no.4, Dec. 1989, pp.421–39
This monotype depicts a circle whose circumference touches the sides and top edge of the rectangular plate mark. The circle is divided diagonally. Its upper part is largely russet in colour, with patches of purple and black, and has a scrubbed, harshly worked texture. The lower part has a ribbed pattern in which discrete areas of russet and purple, overlaid with black and grey marks, alternate with patches of light blue, inflected with green and purple. Below and to the right of the circle is an area of muted green. Roughly finished brushstrokes trail into the unworked area of the image at the bottom left…