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Watering Can Art

Watering Can #12

Item Number
Estimated Value
$300 USD
$270 USD to BerniceValan10
Number of Bids
24  -  Bid History

Item Description

Titles of 2 Chicago Etchings


"Chicago the Gold Coast"  and

"a Chicago Skyline from the Shedd Aquarium"

Item Special Note

An admitted lifelong lover of the city of Chicago, I have always been interested in demonstrating that fondness through my art.  In 1995, I was introduced to printmaking and the artists at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, especially Devorah Maris Lader, Margaret Buchen, Duffy O'Connor and Molly Birggs.  Printmaking in all forms became my focus on Chicago scenes and those limitless possibilities.  

Printingmaking concentration can be in intaglio printing, monotypes, Polaroid transfer.  I seem to gravitate especially to the etching process, a form of intaglio printmaking, which began in the Middle Ages and was popularized by Durer, Rembrandt and James Whistler. Intaglio printing refers to lines etched or drawn into the surface of a metal plate (either zinc or copper).  The plate is dipped in acid which etches the lines into the plate.  Ink is rolled over the plate and then, the plate and paper are run through the press, transferring the ink to the paper.  Etching produces special  aesthetic results because of the various choices of papers, inks, and printing techniques.  I usually finish my pieces with watercolor or chine colle.


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