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All my original prints are concieved of and created within a particular printmaking process such as Lithography (either stone and/or ball-grained aluminium plates), Intaglio, Silk Screen, Relief Printmaking, or a combination of these four processes. Some editions also contain handwork Prisma colour conte sticks and/or water colour), and collage elements.


Hand printed colour Etching; Colour run: #1-Yellow Ochre litho ink; Colour Run: #2-Thalo Blue etching ink (same image printed over Run #1)
Paper: Arches 100% archival  cotton rag paper
Paper Size: 38 x 28 cm; 15 1/4" x 11 1/4"
Image Size: 24.7 x 14.7 cm; 9 3/4" x 5 3/4"
Number of Prints in Edition: 14. Numbered: 1/14 - 14/14
Artist's Proofs: 1/1
Studio Proofs: 0
Number of Prints Available: 7
Price: $155.00 Canadian


About the Image: "Forest Light II" was inspired by "The Five Sisters" window in York Minster, York (UK).  I loved the tall, slender verticality of the Gothic windows and the subtle changes in the light as it flowed through the stained glass. Although the end result is not a literal depiction of the "Five Sisters", I still experience a "sense" of the softness of the light from the tonal variations in the etched areas.


This piece also reflects my continued interest in abstraction and my attempts to give a 2-dimensional surface the appearance of a 3-dimensional space. Visual movement, across and through space, is created with a tonal range of blue/green/yellow, and the relationships they have to each other. I was creating "Abstract Environments" in which colour, light and texture, and the juxtaposition of these elements, could create the “sense” of a 3-dimensional space.

Forest Light: State II

  • This is an original work of art created within the printmaking medium of ETCHING.

    Method: Once I am satisfied with the image, I print the edition using either black etching ink or a combination of coloured etching ink and modified litho ink. The paper is pre-soaked in water for two hours, blotted to remove the excess water and sealed in a plastic bag. It is left overnight to allow the water to "equalize". The paper feels only slightly moist when I am printing the edition. I print all my own work using either a direct pressure lithographic press or an etching press. My Editions are small with 2 to 10 prints per Edition.

    Double Plate Printing: The plate for this image has been printed twice. The first print run was done in a Dark Yellow litho ink. The plate was then inked and wiped a second time in a  Thalo Blue etching ink. The paper carrying the first colour (yellow) was re-registered to the  (blue) plate and run through the etching press a second time. The resulting subtle variations in the "mixing" of the two colours gives the image a gentle sense of depth.

    Printmaking is generally a time-consuming process, but each printmaking medium has unique visual characteristics that are not found in any other medium. I find this to be the most interesting and exciting aspect of creating original works of art in printmaking.

    Purchase includes a copy of the Canadian Print Documentation Form filled out by me while creating this work of art. This form documents the number of runs, colours, and procedures that I used when creating this image.

    Canadian Print Documentation Form

    Purchase of any of my Original Prints includes a copy of the Canadian Print Documentation Form. This form is endorsed and supported by the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum Association, Malaspina Printmaker’s Society, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Open Studio and Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada. It documents the number of runs, colours, and procedures that I used when creating a particular image. It is proof that the work is an Original work of art as opposed to an “Off-Set Reproduction”, "Poster" or “Fine Art Print” of a pre-existing work of art created in a different medium, such as painting or drawing.

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