Edgar Degas’s 1890’s countryside monotypes of cliffs and pathways, and Monet’s luminous oil paintings of the Creuse Valley in 1889, for me, recalled the edge environment of lower Cape Cod. Studies en plain air painting in Provincetown with Lois Griffel in 1986-87 contributed to my understanding of color. I learned how to create luminosity by layering, and began to make impressionist monotypes in my printmaking studio. I used etching ink and small rubber brayers, a process described in more detail in Cape Cod Life Arts issue 2009. Each monotype is a painting transferred from plate to paper once only.