DouglasThomson

Douglas Thomson Images

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 3 Sales

DouglasThomson

Douglas Thomson Images

Glasgow, United Kingdom 3 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welome to Douglas Thomson Images
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A word about digital printmaking...
There are quite a lot problems with printmaking in general. There is reproduction of course, but reproduction is quite a different matter - a matter of deception perhaps, or a matter cheapness. However, digital printmaking is a matter of experimentation, of using it to create something different to what is achieved with more traditional media. Manipulating drawing, paintings and photographic images with computer software and blending it together to make a finished print takes a lot of effort and skill; working with these media becomes something special - something to get excited about like paint and glue.
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Announcement

Welome to Douglas Thomson Images
Please allow 2 to 7 days before shipping.
A word about digital printmaking...
There are quite a lot problems with printmaking in general. There is reproduction of course, but reproduction is quite a different matter - a matter of deception perhaps, or a matter cheapness. However, digital printmaking is a matter of experimentation, of using it to create something different to what is achieved with more traditional media. Manipulating drawing, paintings and photographic images with computer software and blending it together to make a finished print takes a lot of effort and skill; working with these media becomes something special - something to get excited about like paint and glue.
Others may have different ideas.

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Douglas Thomson

River, Dawn - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Cave Image - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
The Dresser - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
The Residue - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Shroud - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Whimsical - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Dark Donkey - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Traces 2 - Poster, Proof Pigment Print
US$54.14
Blue Eyes - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Swimmer - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Bear - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Who is it - Poster, Proof Pigment Print
US$54.14
Traces 1 - Poster, Proof Pigment Print
US$54.14
Julius - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
The Spotter - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Hades - Poster, Proof Pigment Print
US$54.14
Monarch - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Study 7 - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Study 8 - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
Gully - Limited Edition Pigment Print
US$135.35
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Anonymous on Jul 8, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Very inspiring work!! Looking forward to seeing your next development. Shine on, lovely Dougie!

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We can, in Thomson's prints, detect a direct correlation between his painting and sculpture - a love of manipulating the materials that he is presented with. A true 'truth to materials' man. His ideas may seem somewhat limited to some with his heads and landscapes but they present particular problems to solve, nevertheless, they are more than mere illustration; he says, 'they're just things to hang ideas on'. Perhaps I can write down in words what he finds difficult to express verbally: they are not symbols or fetishes that are to be be imbued with higher ideals, simply they are exercises in colour and texture that are to be appreciated for themselves; they are images not symbolic icons that one can hook religious or ideological feelings on - they are images of humanity and nature. 'The thing is,' he says, 'you cannot stifle other people's imagination'.
Furthermore, I'll use my own words here, he is dealing with a maturity in his prints that is not apparent in his earlier works, perhaps he feels freer to make mistakes or make different versions to achieve his aims; maybe a an earlier version could be more successful with, for example, a simpler rendition of colour. A step further in his confidence? - maybe...
However, I must say something technical about his latest departure into prints. By looking into his computer one can see the various stages a print develops from the original files, some drawn and painted with a particular type of software, some scanned; layering them and manipulating them with varied masks and blends. When I asked him about his methods he replied:
'When I first went art school a few of the students used talk about moving paint on canvas - they were all gone before Christmas'.
As I've said before, the difficulty with Thomson's work is that people seem to look for what is not there - see for what it is: a tour de force in image making.
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    Studied at Glasgow School of Art in drawing and painting (1974-78), graduating with a D.A. in Fine Art. Since the early eighties I have had many solo exhibitions, mostly in European countries including Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland, as w

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