Resplendent Rose, Butterfly art, fine art, contemporary, nature art, etchings, Butterfly decor, collectible fine art,red black & white art
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***Resplendent Rose is a Dry Point Etching, available framed in a black wood composite frame, or second framed photo using a matte black metal frame. This etching is also available in an acid free resealable bag with an acid free board upon request for $60. Please let me know which frame you desire, or the bagged, unframed etching. This print is one of an edition of only 30 prints.
What is a Drypoint Etching?
Drypoint is a form of intaglio where the artist draws into the surface of a plate, usually copper, or Plexiglas with a sharp stylus. There is no acid involved as there is in etching- thus the name is “drypoint”. As the artist draws on the plate, it creates burrs and furrows on the plate that catch and hold onto the ink during the inking process. The lines created by the drypoint marks typically have a somewhat softer, velvety look to them as opposed to the sharp etched lines created by acid in traditional etching techniques. Once the drypoint is completed, ink is dragged across the surface of the plate and wiped off with Tarleton. The ink remains in the lines and grooves of the plate while the non-image areas wipe fairly clean.
The inked, wiped plate is then placed face up on the etching press bed, covered with a damp piece of archival printmaking paper where it is then hand cranked through an etching press. The pressure from the roller actually presses the damp, softened paper down into all the grooves and lines in the plate and lifts the ink out of them causing the inked image to be transferred from the plate, onto the paper. This drawing and printing process continues numerous times as the etched image progresses until it is completed. The prints made during this creation process are called artist proofs.
After the plate was completed, an edition was printed of the image. Each original drypoint print was created using the drypoint plate which was hand inked, meticulously and carefully wiped, printed on archival paper, signed and numbered. Although there is a small edition of the same image, each print is in essence an original work of art. The edition number is represented by two numbers with a slash between them. The top number is the number assigned to that one piece of art while the bottom number is the total number of prints in the final edition.
A Color Drypoint has a separate plate for each color that has been drawn on, inked up, and printed in the same place on the paper. The inks blend and combine to form additional colors in some areas, while in others you will see the single color the original plate was inked in.
Melanie Gleaves Morrett
Biography updated January 16, 2019
I graduated from the University of South Alabama with a BFA in graphic design in 1985. My primary areas of concentration in college, and in the years to follow, have been Drawing and Printmaking, although I also enjoy Painting in Oil and Pastel. Over the years I have exhibited my work in outdoor shows, local galleries. Some of my work has been accepted, exhibited, and awarded in various National Shows across the United States. One of my pastels, “Late Summer afternoon on the LeTort” was printed in a Book published by Stackpole Books called “Selectivity”, written by a well-known fly fishing author and guide. I was blessed to have a large color etching displayed in the Augusta National Club House, and prints were sold at the Master’s Golf Tournament from 1992-94. The “Augusta National, View from Magnolia Lane” color etching was purchased by many patrons from Miami to California, Europe to South Africa as well as from the Far East. Truly humbled and honored, some of my patrons were past Master’s champions.
I enjoyed the opportunity to teach Youth and Adult, Drawing and Printmaking classes at the Danville Community Art Center in KY from 2011 to 2015 before moving back to Ohio. We currently reside in Beavercreek, OH where I work full time in my home studio. You can see more o in person at the Artery Gallery located in the Front Street build in Dayton, OH, or at the Village Artisans Gallery in Yellow Springs, OH. Please feel free to call or email me if you have further questions or interest.
Online gallery www.morrettfineart.com Gmail - melaniemorrett [!at] gmail.com
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4 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
Very sweet, good quality print. Good communication with seller.
Gorgeous! Good quality. Will be back. Thank you.
This is so beautiful. Thank you, Melanie, it was a pleasure!
Beautiful, just what I was looking for.
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