Title: First Dusting of Snow
Medium: Hand pulled 3.25 x 6.5 inch Dark Field Monotype with Watercolor & Colored Pencil
Support: Rived BFK Printmaking paper (unframed)
Process: Monotypes are made by painting on a smooth (not etched) plate, and pressing the still-wet pigments against paper. For this piece, I used Black oil based etching ink on a zinc plate. The ink was rolled onto the plate with a brayer, and the horses and landscape were lifted out of the wet ink in a subtractive process with my finger tips, points and rags, etc. The plate was pressed against damp paper on my etching press, and after the ink and paper were dry, I added watercolor and colored pencil to the tiny print.
Edition: This is an edition of 1 (one).
Story: The image was based on a photo I found in a box of 1944 snapshots, taken with a little brownie camera by my great uncle nick. I suspect the scenery was somewhere on the east coast, but I'm not sure, as he lived in CA after WWII. :)
Frame: The art is offered here unframed, but feel free to contact me for an estimate to have it professionally matted and framed, so it's ready for your wall.
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paper, ink, colored pencils