From Fire, Gold (2016)
Monoprint by Gwen Duda

$275 Sold

  • Monoprint, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 12 × 16 × 0.01 in (unframed) / 11 × 14 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front
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Gwen Duda


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Artist's description:

This hand-pulled print is about and for the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada whom, at a moment's notice had to flee their homes from a ravaging wildfire. You can see at the top of the print, it looks like a few barren trees on a scorched ground and as you go down you see more of it, but there is also some green, signifying not all is lost. From the red flames below gold iridescent bars emerge and stand, symbolizing something better, stronger and untarnishable that will come out of the destruction. The ink is applied heavier in some areas and as a result has a nice textured, tactile appearance.

It is in the spirit of camaraderie that I will donate 50% of the profit from this print to the Canadian Red Cross to help all those in Fort McMurray who have lost so much.

This is a hand pulled, one generation printed original monoprint. The process is one in which paint/ink is put down on a plate (plexiglass, etc.), the image is constructed on that plate, paper is put down on top of it, pressure is applied to the back of the paper and then the paper is pulled off the plate. The image is then transferred onto the paper. This results in ONE print only. Once this print is gone, it's gone. Done in lightfast and archival-quality top of the line professional Golden and Winsor Newton artist paints.

The back of the print may have paint smudges on as it's part of the immediacy of the process. I can't stop to clean my hands and sometimes the paint oozes over the back, but it in no way harms the image on the front. The paper is quite thick.

Wrapping/Giving as a gift: If giving as a gift I can include a gift card stating from whom the painting is coming from and a short message from the gift giver if desired.

This artwork is shipped free of cost - tracking and insurance are included.

I have sold hundreds of paintings in my career as a working artist and my work has been accepted in juried art exhibits both here and in the United States with sales world wide.

Materials used:

watercolour paper, Golden professional artist acrylic paints

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