I etched this image from sketches I drew in Northern Ontario. It is a reminder of restful days and beautiful, tranquil landscapes. I am in love with Birch trees and find myself coming back to them over and over again. These prints make unique one of a kind gifts for any art lovers in your life!
This image was scratched directly into a copper plate using an Etching needle. The plate was then inked, the excess ink wiped away, and paste was applied to the hand-painted paper pieces that make up the background. The hand-painted paper pieces were cut to exactly fit the plate around the image and aligned carefully onto the inked plate. The plate and paper were then put through the etching press together. The remaining ink in the grooves of the image is what printed onto the hand-painted paper when it was put through the etching press and the hand-painted paper adheres to the printmaking paper due to the paste. This technique created the colourful backgrounds for each print in the edition of 15. All prints in this edition are unique due to the variety of hand-painted backgrounds - they are numbered 1/15 V.E. to 15/15 V.E. (Varied Edition). It is printed with black oil-based ink on Stonehenge Archival Printmaking Paper.
This is a varied limited edition of 15 prints. Each print is signed and numbered.
This listing is for print #1 of 15 V.E.
Each print in this edition has a different colourful background.- They are each one of a kind.
The image is 23 cm x 30.5cm (9 inches h x 12 inches w)
Each print is presented in a plastic sleeve with a board backing and includes a small write up on my printing process. Prints are shipped out in a protective envelope to ensure they reach you safely.