Waterflow by Oceane Pouele
Etching / Engraving on Paper, Subject: Landscapes, sea and sky, Illustrative style, From a limited edition of 10, Signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, Framed and ready to hang, Size: 47 x 36 x 2 cm (framed) / 42.8 x 31 x 0.5 cm (unframed) / 20.9 x 14.9 cm (actual image size), Materials: Oil based Ink, printing press, archival paper
Water Flow was inspired by the artist??s desire to capture the vibrant flow of a waterfall, the constant falling off of water. It conveys the sense of lightness one feels around moving water, the feeling of renewal and freshness that only water, stripped down to its bare essence, can give. Famously used by such masters as Albrecht DÇ¬rer and Rembrandt, this traditional printmaking technique has remained unchanged since the early 16th century. Pouele has spent some years in Holland, where she closely observed the works of Rembrandt, and has diligently honed her skills in this medium. The drawing is first etched on a metal plate using a very thin needle, then the plate is placed into an acid bath to set the lines. It can then be inked and used to print by applying pressure from a specialised etching press. The simplicity of the finished worked is deceptive. This is one of the most technically accomplished of Pouele??s works due to the subtle gradient greys achieved through the process of sugar lift, which adds subtle texture to the surface.