Technique: For each print, Stayton painted in oils directly on a copper plate, which was then run through an etching press; the resulting sheet was then torn down to the desired dimensions. Besides the bold, spontaneous rendering, it is the artist’s freewheeling color sense, strongly evident in her ability to make hot, intense tones - including shades of purple, blue and orange - simultaneously compete and cohere, that energizes the compositions in these painterly works. There are certain compositional devices used such as framing scenes through arches or pairs of columns, and the abstract approach to color. These features yield striking effects in the monotypes. (Taken from ARTnews October 1983 new editions R.C.)