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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Rockome -Original Stone Lithograph

Rockome -Original hand-pulled stone lithographic print by Janet L.Wissmann
Image 6.5 x 4.5 inches Paper size 10.5 x 8.5 inches
Edition is limited to 6 signed & numbered original prints plus one Artist's Proof. Printed on d'Arches rag paper. $100. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like more photos of this piece. How to purchase this original stone lithograph »
More about the Lithograph Rockome
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In central Illinois, three hours south of Chicago, there is a low-tech amusement park in Amish country called Rockome Gardens. This slow-paced park hosts an annual autumn event called Horse Farming Days. During this event visitors can learn how steam threshers work, make a sisal rope by hand, or attempt to plow with a team of draft horses. Janet Wissmann's stone lithographic print, Rockome, depicts part of the bridle of a draft horse at Rockome Gardens. I drew this image in reverse directly onto the surface of the lithographic limestone slab, using special grease pencils similar to china markers. After treatment with several chemicals, a sheet of paper was placed over the inked image and the stone was run through a press. Prints made in this manner are called hand-pulled prints. Read more about stone lithography at the bottom of this page, and come back up here to view Rockome with a new appreciation. This gentle and quiet little work of art is a nice study in texture, shades of gray, and abstract form. Click on the detail photos above to view the fine details of this artwork.
-Original hand-pulled stone lithographic print by Janet L.Wissmann. How to purchase this original stone lithograph »