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 in en plain air painting in 1986-87 with Lois Griffel in Provincetown contributed to my understanding of color. I learned how to create luminosity by layering, and began to make impressionist monotypes in my printmaking studio as well as paint plein air outdoors. I used etching ink and small rubber brayers for the monotypes, a process described in more detail in Cape Cod Life Arts issue 2009. Each monotype is a painting transferred from an acrylic plate to paper, once only.