About “Moonrise”

 
The Inspiration

In August 2010, I accompanied Joey cross-country as he drove his car back to the West Coast.  We were out ten days and drove 4000+ miles.  Two stops along the way were at Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.  After dinner one night, I went for a walk on the grounds of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel.  Along the hotel access road, the moon was rising above Lake Yellowstone.  This screenprint captures that quiet, peaceful moment at the end of the day, waves calmly lapping the shoreline.

News about “Moonrise”

“Moonrise” was selected as one of 35 prints out of 200 entries exhibited at the 2012 Pyramid Atlantic’s Members Exhibition, April 9-26, 2012.

“Moonrise” was selected as one of 66 prints out of more than 225 entries exhibited at Images 2012 during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, June 6 - July 15, 2012, on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

The Print

This screen print was developed as a nine color print, blues capturing the sky and lake and pinks the clouds.  Eight screens were used in printing this image: dark blue, pink, light pink, medium blue, blue highlights, yellow, and two blacks.  The ninth color is white, i.e., negative space, for some highlights in the background and the van.

The prints were made on Arches 88 paper.  Images are 12” x 16” on 18” x 22½” sheets.  I used Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Inks.  11 prints are included in the edition.

Progression Series

The progression series showing the development of “Moonrise” is comprised of three prints.  The first in the series shows the first three layers: the sky and the clouds.  The second shows three additional layers: the blues in the water and the yellow for the moon and reflections.  The third progression print shows the final two black layers and white.
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Plate 1-3

Plates 1-6

Plates 1-8 plus White