These pieces are a telling example of what I can accomplish when I come into a workshop with a topic or theme in mind. It allows me to focus on the process, in this case, monotype printmaking, taught by Penny Barringe of Atelier Graphics at the Torpedo Factory Art Galleries in Alexandria, Va.

Tropical shoes: monotype and watercolor.

Un-tropical shoes: Monotype

Some fancy boot you have.

This print became the jacket for a CD, “El Dance del Diablo,” a freelance job for a local band.

Jimmy Choo doesn’t have to worry…