Limited Edition Prints: Edition 2 published

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 on 16 November 1996, and edition printing was completed on 18 November 1996.
This edition (these editions) of original lithographs is(are) comprised only of the impressions enumerated in the following table.  All other impressions have been destroyed... Read more »

Tags: Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, 1996, Limited Editions Collection, News


Limited Edition Prints: Glossary of terms

By Al R. Young
See Lithographic fine art printing process for a brief, illustrated explanation of the context, or printing process, to which these terms apply.
AP    Abbreviation for artist proof.
Arabic    The number in the Arabic column indicates the quantity of prints comprising the numbered part of the edition.  For example, 50 indicates that the Arabic numbered edition includes fifty prints, numbered 1/50 through 50/50.
BAT    Abbreviation for Bon a Tirer... Read more »

Tags: 1996, Limited Editions Collection


Limited Edition Prints: Lithographic fine art printing process

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 »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, Wald Kirche, Old Dominion, Scabiosa, A Boy’s Prayer, Foxglove, Moonlit, Waiting, Untitled, Narcissus on beige paper, Narcissus on gray paper, July, The Almira, Columbine, Maine, Final Draft,


Limited Edition Prints: The printer's chop

By Al R. Young
This enlarged image shows Wayne Kimball's printer's chop embossed near the deckle edges at the corner of a print.  The embossed image is 7/16 in. tall.
As noted in edition documentation, the chop appears only on prints whose size and margins accommodate it.... Read more »

Tags: 1996, Limited Editions Collection


Limited Edition Prints: Edition 1 published

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 »

Tags: Elspeth’s Hollyhocks, North Shore, Nasturtium, 1996, Limited Editions Collection, News


Wayne Kimball, artist and master printer

By Al R. Young
W. Wayne Kimball is a Tamarind Master Printer (Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, 1971).  He received a Master of Fine Arts (University of Arizona, 1970), and a Bachelor of Arts (College of Southern Utah, 1968).
He is a retired professor of drawing, lithography, and other subjects in the Department of Visual Arts, Brigham Young University.  He has held professorships and lectureships at Arizona State University, California State University Long Beach, San Diego State University, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison... Read more »

Tags: 1996, Limited Editions Collection


Tools, Supplies & Operations: The drawing table

By Al R. Young
In January 1981, I built a drawing table to have a custom workspace dedicated to pencil drawing.  The table-top, made from a piece of quarter-inch hardboard laminated to a three-quarter-inch piece of pressboard, had once served as a restaurant table.  We had rescued it from a derelict garage a couple of years before, and the 2x4 legs, platform, and under-carriage that I made for it came from the salvage of a stud wall recently removed to extend the second-story studio floor all the way to the eave of an attic roof... Read more »

Tags: 1996, Limited Editions Collection, Lithography, Tools supplies and operations