FRAMED 24X36 Original Hand Colored Woodcut Southwest Desert Landscape New Spring
Woodcut With Watercolor, hand colored
34 x 22 inches
Frame is Nielsen metal champagne color as shown
Print Title: After the Fire, A New Spring
Paper Dimension: 38 x 26 inches
Image Dimension: 32 x 24 inches
Block: Cherry Plywood
Ink: Daniel Smith Black, Purple and Umber - Windsor Newton Watercolors
Paper: BFK Light
Edition: 25, each hand colored with watercolors
Image: Last year we had a horrible fire up at our mountain island, a near 12 thousand foot peak called Mount Charleston very near Las Vegas, Nevada. The fire started down in the canyon of the Spring Mountains and lapped up a huge amount of land. The scars are very evident, where it crossed roads, where it jumped fire breaks, where it scorched 50 year old Joshua trees and everything around them. Mountain residents were evacuated and the fire came within a few hundred yards of one of the tiny residential areas.
This year I was driving up the mountain and I decided to take photos of the interesting burned landscape. Then I could come back every year to see nature's progress in reclaiming the mountain. I was surprised by the growing carpet of blue, purple and orange that had already begun to sprout! Between the blackened yucca, new growth afoot and yucca blooms sprouting in some of the trunks. Sprinkles of purple sage and globe mallow everywhere, daisies here and there...new life on the mountain springing up everywhere!
Woodcuts and wood engravings are made by drawing an image on a block of wood, usually cherry in my case, then carving out the negative spaces. After carving, what is left is a big "stamp" of the desired image. I roll ink with a roller over the woodcut, place a piece of handmade paper on the inked block, apply pressure and transfer the image on the paper.
This short edition of 25 is each hand colored with watercolors following a "color-map" so that each in the edition has the same look and feel and yet it essentially is an original watercolor painting on paper.
All my woodcuts are made in limited editions, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT Signed Numbered Matted Framed Woodcut Limited edition Landscape Traditional 12 to 36 in
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