Companion print to The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Handmade lithograph featuring young woman watering hollyhocks in garden. Limited and numbered edition signed by artist. The miniature image in this fine art edition is 4 3/4 in. x 3 5/16 in. printed in black ink on hand-torn piece of Arches 88 paper measuring 11 in. x 8 5/16 in. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Al Young, Figure, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Limited Edition Print Collection 1, Lithograph & The Secret Garden
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By Al R. Young
When I began experimenting with lithography in 1996, I focused on tonal rendering instead of line drawing because tonal pencil drawings had occupied much of my attention as an artist up until that time.
The work of artists whose interests draw them toward line as a means of expression has always delighted me, but my own interests invariably drew me toward tone instead. I came to realize that were I to pursue line, I would have to study idiom and technique before I could express the subject; indeed, before I could even discover my own artistic identity in terms of line and then complete the long and arduous journey toward mastery... Read more »
By Al R. Young The Limited Edition Collection consists of 66 artworks hand drawn as lithographic images by Al R. Young and Ashton Young, respectively. These finely crafted miniatures were then printed in collaboration with artist and master printer Wayne Kimball.
The process by which these artworks were produced, including the documentation of their creation, make them collectible in the finest tradition of original, signed, numbered, and limited-edition fine art prints.
Links to the following editions take you to the documentation and commentary for the edition as well as the commercial product page for each artwork in the edition... Read more »
By Al R. Young Beginning with its July 1997 issue, Victoria Magazine (published by the Hearst Corporation) embarked upon a three-part series of excerpts from The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett. The first installment in this series featured five of Al's signed and numbered lithographs from the Studios' Limited Edition Fine Art Collection.
The following pencil drawing (not part of the Studios' commercial portfolio) also accompanied the installment as an illustration... Read more »
By Al R. Young
The following photographs summarize the lithographic printing process by which Al R. Young and W. Wayne Kimball collaborated to produce 55 of the limited edition prints available from Al Young Studios. Wayne also collaborated with Ashton Young to produce a limited-edition of prints in 1999.
Limestone slabs, quarried in Bavaria, serve as the printing element, placed in the press bed, from which the prints were made. Each stone weighs approximately 100 lb., is 3 in. thick, and has a drawing surface measuring 16 in... Read more »
By Al R. Young
The images for this edition (these editions) of original lithographs were hand-drawn by the artist on a single Bavarian limestone. Processing, proofing, and printing were done by hand by Wayne Kimball in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Trial proofing took place in early summer, and edition printing was completed in late July 1996.
This edition is comprised only of the impressions enumerated in the following table. (The numbers are identical for all three images.) All other impressions have been destroyed... Read more »