new wood engraving

I’ve mostly been experimenting with creating compositions by printing various found materials (with varying degrees of preparation to create a printable surface).  However I have also just finished editioning a wood engraving.  The wood is birch, cut from a piece I found in the firewood pile.  The image is in a fairly traditional style, printed by hand using a burnisher with carefully varied pressure to enhance the sense of distance in this landscape scene from near the top of Mt Barnaby in Samuel P Taylor State Park.  I realise now that looking back from the house, I can just see Mt Barnaby in the distance, and hence where I am is here in this image too, on the far horizon beyond Black Mountain.

View of Black Mountain, wood engraving, Peter McLean, 2011


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5 Responses to “new wood engraving”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Dear Pete

    Happy 40th for tomorrow!

    Hope you’re having a great time over there, your work looks very impressive. I like that engraving very much.

    Much love


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Fantastic work! I have been super busy but hope to get up there soon. Looks like you are having a good time exploring.
    Cheers, Ido

  3. Emily Anderson Says:

    Hi Peter,

    I loved visiting with you in the studio last week, your words and work are still swirling around in my mind.

    All the best to you (on your birthday??!!)…so glad you are here!

    Thank you!!


  4. caroline Says:

    This is such a lovely engraving. You’ve really captured the beauty here in Marin.

  5. Pete McLean Says:

    Thanks Caroline!

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