Blue Heron Rising

Carole Dwinell, Briones, CA USA

Information on the print:

Print Information: Paper Size: Landscape 11\" wide by 7-1/2\" high
Image Size: Landscape 7-3/4\" wide by 5-3/4\" high
Block: Five linoleum blocks 7-3/4\" wide by 5-3/4\" high
Pigment or Ink(s):
Key (5th) Block: Daniel Smith Black mixed with small amount of extender,
1st Block: Daniel Smith Yellow mixed with small amount Speedball Orange,
2nd Block: Daniel Smith Black mixed with transparent base, Opaque white, small amounts of both Speedball Orange and Daniel Smith Carbozole Violet,
3rd and 4th blocks the same. Both are Daniel Smith Pthalo Blue mixed with equal amount of transparent base, plus very small amounts of Speedball Orange and Carbozole Violet.
Paper: BFK Rives 140 (250 gm/m2)
Edition Size: An edition of 50 with 8 family/artists prints.

Comments from the artist:

The Great Blue Heron in flight is a dance with air. It does not seem that it can be possible. Like the heron and other magnificent cranes, egrets, and such, they defy gravity. The aftermath of the earthquake off the shores of Japan and the ensuing tsunami brings to gravity a whole new description, so many scenes of such terrible destruction. However, I believe that the Japanese people are of such a great spirit that they, like the blue heron rising, will gain the skies and their place in the sun again.

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