On this page you will find etchings, lino-cut prints, wood-cut prints, wood-engraved prints, and any other sort of print. These prints are hand printed, signed limited editions not to be confused with Giclee prints or other mass-produced reproductions. If you would like a Giclee prints please go to my sites on:
Please note that if you buy some of my Giclees from these sites, let me thank you in advance as I have no way of knowing who buys the work I only get informed that it sold, as these sites protect the buyers identity even from me the artist so if you feel like sending an email I will be happy to reply and if you would rather not, than that’s fine too, thank you anyway.
These works are hand printed originals using either an etching press, or if it’s a lino-cut or a wood-cut, inked up and printed by hand one at a time.
A note on numbering –
Each of these prints are numbered limited editions but it may come as a surprise that the first print, as in the 1st in the edition is not likely to be the very first print printed. This is because it takes a while for the plate or block to print well and even then they are not stored in print order, they are numbered in order of quality. The edition is cut short if the quality drops. In an edition it’s impossible to produce any number of identical copies as the process is done by hand so the acceptable ones get numbered in order of quality. That doesn’t mean that 99 isn’t as good as one though! It’s likely all prints have individual variations that are charming in their own right so it’s all rather subjective.
Rest assured that prints in an edition are high quality from one end to the other. It’s normal to see variations in a print. This guarantees that the work you have is unique and individual. In fact, sometimes I will vary each intentionally to see what it can do, still an edition in my mind but varied. Its the artist job to be original, not boring.
This is an etching printed from a copper plate that was acid etched. Dry point was also used, as was mezzotint, aquatint, and several other processes. See the plate below.
The above is an etching based on a drawing I did of the Floating Dock in Newcastle (NSW Australia). This was done on a waxed copper plate with a needle drawing directly on the plate with no guide other then my drawing nearby. It’s tricky as there is not a lot of room for fixing errors. You could part re-cover with wax if needed but I didn’t as it usually shows.
Here is a close up of part of the print.
This is a wood cut print of same subject but I played with it in a more loose manner. The colour was added later by hand and painted on the reverse side of the print. This one won a first prize. Out of interest, the wood I used for this was a wooden roof shingle made of cedar wood. This may seem insignificant but in printmaking everything you do from start to finish effects the final look. I am happy with this one.