Doris and Merrick the Whale by David Boyd at Etching House is an
Australian fine art limited edition print of 60 only, it is Hand signed by David Boyd in the lower right corner, this work titled Doris and Merrick the Whale from 2009 is referred to as a Colloblock this technique is a unique process, it starts with the selection of an original oil painting by David Boyd, this painting becomes the image and colour reference piece for the print to be made, as many as 6 to 7 separate hand made and very detailed wooden plates are created, the use of 60 or 70 different colours or combination of colours may be used, sometimes the artist David Boyd may deliberately change a colour during the process of making the edition as apposed to adhering to the original painting reference colours, in this case its because he feels it suits the Colloblock process and image better and therefore also making each print in the edition a work of art in its own right, one could assume.
Each hand carved plate starts by being hand drawn, then hand carved, there after each plate is coloured up with as many as 10 or 15 separate colours, they are strategically and most importantly hand painted in a sequence on the block, then this block is pressed on to rag archive paper, this process is repeated up to 6 or 7 times then up to 60 times to make the edition, the end result is it is a unique hand made print, when you think about it the process not dissimilar to how an artist may build a painting in the traditional way, this Colloblock is derived by the use of a complex process and in complete collaboration between the artist and specialist printer, these fine art works are a very labour intensive process. Again each one is subtle and uniquely different. Tim Storrier paints a one of work specifically for each Colloblock.
Etching House has a range of David Boyd Colloblock prints, Etchings, Silkscreen and lithographic prints available, Etching House has up to 12 months lay buy on 20% deposit.
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