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Raven artwork , Raven, crow, Etching, 7 inch x 10 inch 2013

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The Stigmata and The Inquisition- 2013
"Inquisition" used for Cover illustration "THE INDIAN PROPHET" by John Smelcer 2012

Stigmata (5 wounds of Christ):
Are the appearance of marks or sores corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus.
The term began line at the end of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians where he says, "I bear on my body the stígmata of Jesus”
During the Spanish Inquisition men with the Stigmata were seen as miraculous while the Stigmata were deemed fake when it appeared on a woman.
Each woman claiming the Stigmata was executed.

Inquisition:
An investigation that violates the privacy or rights of individuals.
A rigorous, harsh interrogation.
A tribunal formerly held in the Roman Catholic Church and directed at the suppression of heresy and eradication of non-Christians. Tribunal was made up of seven clergy.

It has been estimated the Church killed over 600,000 “heritics”, one of the largest genocide in human history

"Heresy":
From the Greek "hairesis", meaning "free choice".

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HOW I CREATE MY PRINTS
I often find inspiration from a traditional or historic account of the raven. First I decide on my title. Having a title helps me with the image and mood of the piece. Humor is often important but I also select titles that force the viewer to think more about the imagery.
Next I look through references to find the right pose or gesture for the raven or ravens. Then I spend hours doing preliminary sketches, followed by a series of drawings using pencil, traditional gouache (opaque watercolor), ink and charcoal. My next step involves using digital technology. I scan the drawings and rework them with Photoshop. This digital tool allows me to adjust the value of the drawing and I can even move and reorganize the image. I use filters if needed. Next I print the drawing from my computer and continue to draw with the traditional tools. I repeat this process several times so the traditional and new technologies merge seamlessly.
In 2009 I began working with photopolymer etching plates. In the past an etching involved coating the plate with a petroleum bases sealer then emerging the plate into vat of acid, cleaning with solvents, recoating, and more acid baths. The process was extremely hazardous to the artist as well as the environment. In 2009 I began working with newly perfected and safe photopolymer etching plates. These are UV light sensitive printing plates, which are exposed in sunlight and processed in tap water!! In the past I would has spent 20-40 hours creating the printing plate. Now I use that time to do my finished drawing. I use my computer and printer to transfer my drawing onto a transparent sheet of plastic. This serves as my negative for the exposure to the sun! I use the photopolymer process to transfer the original drawing to a printing plate from which I can hand print an edition. Finally, I write a narrative. This usually takes me the most time of all!

Copyright Larry Vienneau. All Artwork is property of the Larry Vienneau and may not be reproduced, duplicated, or resold. The artist permits it’s for use on blogs or for educational purpose when image is not sold but is attributed to Larry Vienneau. Original artwork shall not be used for promotional/for profit or non-profit uses without permission. Copyright is retained by the artist following the sale of the item.
The Stigmata and The Inquisition- 2013
"Inquisition" used for Cover illustration "THE INDIAN PROPHET" by John Smelcer 2012

Stigmata (5 wounds of Christ):
Are the appearance of marks or sores corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus.
The term began line at the end of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians where he says, "I bear on my body the stígmata of Jesus”
During the Spanish Inquisition men with the Stigmata were seen as miraculous while the Stigmata were deemed fake when it appeared on a woman.
Each woman claiming the Stigmata was executed.

Inquisition:
An investigation that violates the privacy or rights of individuals.
A rigorous, harsh interrogation.
A tribunal formerly held in the Roman Catholic Church and directed at the suppression of heresy and eradication of non-Christians. Tribunal was made up of seven clergy.

It has been estimated the Church killed over 600,000 “heritics”, one of the largest genocide in human history

"Heresy":
From the Greek "hairesis", meaning "free choice".

www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Vienneau/122094571201575

HOW I CREATE MY PRINTS
I often find inspiration from a traditional or historic account of the raven. First I decide on my title. Having a title helps me with the image and mood of the piece. Humor is often important but I also select titles that force the viewer to think more about the imagery.
Next I look through references to find the right pose or gesture for the raven or ravens. Then I spend hours doing preliminary sketches, followed by a series of drawings using pencil, traditional gouache (opaque watercolor), ink and charcoal. My next step involves using digital technology. I scan the drawings and rework them with Photoshop. This digital tool allows me to adjust the value of the drawing and I can even move and reorganize the image. I use filters if needed. Next I print the drawing from my computer and continue to draw with the traditional tools. I repeat this process several times so the traditional and new technologies merge seamlessly.
In 2009 I began working with photopolymer etching plates. In the past an etching involved coating the plate with a petroleum bases sealer then emerging the plate into vat of acid, cleaning with solvents, recoating, and more acid baths. The process was extremely hazardous to the artist as well as the environment. In 2009 I began working with newly perfected and safe photopolymer etching plates. These are UV light sensitive printing plates, which are exposed in sunlight and processed in tap water!! In the past I would has spent 20-40 hours creating the printing plate. Now I use that time to do my finished drawing. I use my computer and printer to transfer my drawing onto a transparent sheet of plastic. This serves as my negative for the exposure to the sun! I use the photopolymer process to transfer the original drawing to a printing plate from which I can hand print an edition. Finally, I write a narrative. This usually takes me the most time of all!

Copyright Larry Vienneau. All Artwork is property of the Larry Vienneau and may not be reproduced, duplicated, or resold. The artist permits it’s for use on blogs or for educational purpose when image is not sold but is attributed to Larry Vienneau. Original artwork shall not be used for promotional/for profit or non-profit uses without permission. Copyright is retained by the artist following the sale of the item.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Julia Jones
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 17, 2018
These prints were a present and they loved it. Without a doubt I will be buying more
Raven artwork , Raven, crow, black bird, Arrow, etching

Reviewed by Julia Jones
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 17, 2018
Phenomenal. I love them. Highly recommend as it is a unique piece of art
Raven artwork , Raven, crow, Etching, 5 inch x 8 inches, 2010,

Reviewed by Zulie Mason
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2018
Really stunning print at an amazing price. We will enjoy it very much.
Raven Love Story , Raven, crow, Black and White, Love Story, Etching.

Reviewed by Kelly Corsi
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 5, 2018
This etching is beautiful and made for a perfect Valentine's Day gift to my husband.
Raven Love Story , Raven, crow, Black and White, Love Story, Etching.

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If you are buying my etchings of Rare US Stamps, please read my description. I once sold these prints on eBay but I used to get greedy buyers who thought they were getting the actual rare stamp worth thousands of dollars and paying $50-65. My descriptions clearly said that this is NOT a stamp. The buyers never read my description but had the nerve to get angry at me.
I stopped selling these on eBay because of people like that. Well, apparently there are people on Etsy like those on eBay. If you think you are buying a rare stamp worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for $50, you are wrong. THESE ARE ETCHINGS OF FAMOUS STAMPS. Each is hand drawn and hand printed.
I will no longer refund anyone who does not read my detailed descriptions and my emails.
I offer replacements only for damaged or lost prints. Replacement prints will be sent if your print is damaged in shipping, please let me know, Return the print and I will replace it..
If the item is lost in shipping please let me know and another will be sent.
If an Item is lost due to the buyers supplying an incorrect shipping address I am not responsible for the item, no replacement will be sent.
Buyers are expected to read all descriptions and communicate questions.

If you are buying my etchings of Rare US Stamps, please read my description. I once sold these prints on eBay but I used to get greedy buyers who thought they were getting the actual rare stamp worth thousands of dollars and paying $50-65. My descriptions clearly said that this is NOT a stamp. The buyers never read my description but had the nerve to get angry at me.
I stopped selling these on eBay because of people like that. Well, apparently there are people on Etsy like those on eBay. If you think you are buying a rare stamp worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for $50, you are wrong. THESE ARE ETCHINGS OF FAMOUS STAMPS. Each is hand drawn and hand printed.
I will no longer refund anyone who does not read my detailed descriptions and my emails.

Shipping policies

I hand print each etching for each order. on average this takes about 5 business days to print and dry the etching, sometime longer depending on drying time. Most of my prints are shipped flat, sandwiched in several layers of cardboard. I ship Priority to all US buyers and First Class to all international buyers. Some large prints will be rolled in a tube and shipped first class international.
If an item is returned to me due to an incorrect address supplied by the buyer, additional shipping will be charged to re-sent the item.

Additional policies

If you are interested in my Stamp Prints, I have several which are not listed. Let me know the Scott Number and I will let you know if I have made a print of it. I also do custom made cancellations for these prints.

If you are buying my etchings of Rare US Stamps, please read my description. I once sold these prints on eBay but I used to get greedy buyers who thought they were getting the actual rare stamp worth thousands of dollars and paying $50-65. My descriptions clearly said that this is NOT a stamp. The buyers never read my description but had the nerve to get angry at me.
I stopped selling these on eBay because of people like that. Well, apparently there are people on Etsy like those on eBay. If you think you are buying a rare stamp worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for $50, you are wrong. THESE ARE ETCHINGS OF FAMOUS STAMPS. Each is hand drawn and hand printed.

I will no longer refund anyone who does not read my detailed descriptions and my emails.

Raven artwork , Raven, crow, Etching, 7 inch x 10 inch 2013

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