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Monday, July 24, 2006

Puffins -Original Stone Lithograph

Puffins -Original hand-pulled stone lithograph by Janet L. Wissmann. - $100.

Edition 6 signed & numbered prints, plus two Artist's Proofs, on d'Arches cotton rag paper. Image size 7.5 x 10.25 inches; paper size 8 x 11.25 inches.
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More about the Lithograph, Puffins
Regarding Puffins above, Janet writes, "I used a variety of media to indicate texture and darkness of the volcanic rock in this little stone lithograph showing three Atlantic Puffins perched on a rock ledge.
"First, I dribbled and spattered liquid mask onto the stone into places I wanted to keep white, including the cutouts of the three little puffins. A soft lithographic crayon dragged sideways across and down the paper lent the bold jagged strokes, and tusche (an india-ink like substance) was painted with a brush into the darkest blacks.
"Then I scratched and scraped the drawn stone surface with a razor blade to remove the threadlike areas around the ledge so that it would stand out a bit more from the deep black behind it. I washed away the mask that I had applied earlier. This mask prevented any of the media from touching the stone, so the result was spots that would hold no ink during the inking process later and thus would appear white in the final prints. Finally, I used a lithographic pencil and tusche to fill in the details in the tiny puffins. Be sure to click on the pictures to see them enlarged.

"My experience with watercolors helped me in creating this charming little print, as watercolor forces you to do some planning before you begin to work on a piece. Most of these prints even have a deckle edge or two, just like an original watercolor painting--a nice touch that shows the print is hand-pulled. "
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