FILM: David Koloane Making Watercolour Monotypes

DKW Printer Mlungisi Kongisa explains the process of creating watercolour monotypes before he is joined by artist David Koloane.

When creating watercolour monotypes, the artist paints onto a Perspex plate, which has been buffed with a water-soluble substance. This allows the pigment to be released from the plate onto a dampened sheet of paper during the printing. Koloane then added marks in crayon (Neo Colour Caran d’Ache) to the background, creating a riot of hues and textures. The reason the crayon marks show up so strongly can again be attributed to the gum surface, which, as with watercolours, allows easier release of the crayon from the Perspex onto the dampened paper.

Camera: Jacqueline Nurse

Editor: Liesl van Wyk