The Winter Hush – handprinted etching


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Abstracted woodland scene by Helen  Arthur,  handprinted with hand-colouring. Comes mounted – 33cm  (w) x 29 cm (h) / 13″ x 11.5″

From a limited edition of only 15 hand-printed versions. Each one is varied because of the hand colouring and therefore unique.

As a woodland girl, I’m very drawn to a tree tunnel. And this winter scene really leant itself to the etching process.

This etching was inspired by a lifelong love of woodlands and the excitement of fresh snow and the quiet that comes with it. All you can hear is your feet crunching through the icy top layer. Sometimes you can have an audio response to an artwork, right?!

To make this etching, I use a home-made acid of copper-sulphate and salt to etch into aluminium. This corrodes the surface of the plate where I have scratched it and removed protective wax. I add ink then remove any excess from around the etched areas. Then the inked plate is run through a  traditional printing press under damp archival paper.

  • limited edition etching on archival quality paper (Fabriano brand)
  • hand printed, hand coloured and professionally mounted
  • signed and editioned by Helen
  • contact Helen for a quotation to ship overseas

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