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Bougainvillea5 by Francesca Learmount at Cicca-Art


Etching / Engraving on Paper, Subject: Flowers and plants, Organic style, From a limited edition of 10, Signed and numbered on the front, Size: 28.2 x 35 x 0.1 cm (unframed) / 22.1 x 22 cm (actual image size), Materials: Colour zinc etching pressed onto Fabriano Paper






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My etching depicts my love for intricate, gestural line rendering experimenting with an anarchic use of colour. To quote Forest Gump:- “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” suggests that there is an element of chance in making a pressing from an etched image on a sheet of metal. In the case of my “Bougainvillea” This happy accident has subsequently transformed a typical mediterranean shrub into a burgeoning gothic extravaganza of foliage. The final product couldn’t be further from the effect I had initially anticipated, but the fun of playing with colour in etching is that end result will not be as representational as a painting. PLEASE NOTE: I have 1 framed at ¶œ150 and 4 unframed at ¶œ120 each. The colours used are the same in all 5 pressings, but have been applied differently each time so that every pressing is unique.