Friday, April 28, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Girl Perched on a Stool


A young girl perches on the edge of a piano stool. This etching technique creates the look of a pencil drawing rather than a pen and ink drawing.

Traditional softground etching
image size: 10 X 15 cm
paper size: 20 X 27 cm
available for sale in my Etsy shop 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Maude


Maude was a British model in the late nineteenth century who inspired some of the pre-Raphaelite painters.

Traditional hardground etching
image size: 9 X 12 cm
paper size: 15 X 20 cm
available for sale in my Etsy shop 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Misty Fields


After a spring rain in the countryside, blue skies and moist fields.

This image was painted with oil-based ink onto an copper plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 20 X 30 cm
paper size: 33 X 40 cm
Available for sale in my Etsy shop

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Peaches


A stack of peaches waiting to be turned into jam.

This image was painted with oil-based ink onto an copper plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 14 X 27 cm
paper size: 24 X 37 cm

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Weather


This time of year white clouds tinged with gray drift through blue-gray skies.

This image was painted with etching ink onto an etching plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 20 X 30 cm
paper size: 33 X 40 cm

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dawn Over Fields



Spring in the countryside. Dawn paints the sky pink.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 18 X 24 cm
paper size: 34 X 36 cm

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cezanne


Paul Cezanne plays a significant role in the history of contemporary art. The influence of his concept of "visual truth" on modern painters can hardly be overstated. He is a real artist's artist.

Traditional hardground etching
image size: 10 X 15 cm
paper size: 20 X 27 cm
available for sale in my Etsy shop 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Renoir


Pierre Auguste Renoir was part of the impressionist movement in France in the later part of the 18th century. His themes are domestic and his models are ordinary people. Although his work lacks drama and tragedy, he is admired not only for the beauty and harmony in his painting, but of his honest treatment of his subject matter without resorting to the over intellectualization of some of his contemporaries.

Traditional hardground etching
image size: 10 X 15 cm
paper size: 20 X 27 cm
available for sale in my Etsy shop 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rodin


Auguste Rodin created sculptures that were expressionistic during an era when the classical style was the norm. He was a controversial artist in both his public and private lives. By the end of his career he had achieved great popularity and helped to change the aesthetic of his times. This image is taken from a photo of Rodin in his studio.

This image was etched onto a copper plate, inked with black and run through my etching press. It is an editioned work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Traditional hardground etching
image size: 10 X 15 cm

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chagall


Marc Chagall lived a remarkable life during remarkable times. His birth place of Belarus was always a major theme of his paintings, (which were singular in their highly emotional nature) even though he lived most of his adult life in France. This portrait was taken from a photo of Chagall in the South of France, the location of his last home.

This image was etched onto a copper plate, inked with black and run through my etching press. It is an editioned work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Traditional hardground etching
image size: 10 X 15 cm
paper size: 20 X 27 cm
available for sale in my Etsy shop

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monet



Towards the end of his career, Claude Monet was practically blind. He despaired that his great work, his water lilies series, which now hang in the Orangerie in Paris, was worthless. His imagery of his beautiful water garden, which was his sole subject for many years, really presages the abstract art of the 20th century. This portrait was made from a photograph of Monet in his garden during the last years of his life.

This image was etched onto a copper plate, inked with black and run through my etching press. It is an editioned work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Traditional hardground etching
image size: 10 X 15 cm
paper size: 20 X 27 cm
available for sale in my Etsy shop

Friday, April 7, 2017

Patchwork Fields


Subtle variations of green and yellow fields make a patchwork quilt of the landscape.

This image was painted with etching ink onto an etching plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on all cotton archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 14 X 27 cm
paper size: 24 X 37 cm

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Farm and Fields



In the French countryside, a farm house sits placidly in the middle of fields and hedgerows.

This image was painted with etching ink onto an etching plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 20 X 30 cm
paper size: 33 X 40 cm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Country Road



The view from our window of green and yellow spring fields, includes a ribbon of road which we travel when on our way to Paris

This image was painted with etching ink onto an etching plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 20 X 30 cm
paper size: 33 X 40 cm

Foggy Evening


A delicate mist softens the landscape around the village. We are still lighting the evening fire to dispel the chill.

This image was painted with etching ink onto an etching plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 20 X 30 cm
paper size: 33 X 40 cm

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Morning



One morning you wake up and everything seems new again. For me April is the real beginning of a new year. The black birds arrive in the village, waking me up early with their enthusiastic singing.

This image was painted with etching ink onto an etching plate and run through my etching press. It is a unique work of art printed on archival quality paper.

Original monotype, handmade by the artist
image size: 18 X24 cm
paper size: 30 X 40 cm