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Coeur d'Alene Lake

Coeur d'Alene Lake

         
Fields at Nine Mile  

Slavin Conservation Wetlands

  Vineyards at Greenbluff
Fields at Nine Mile   Slavin Conservation Wetlands   Vineyards at Greenbluff
         
Poppin' Poppies at Manito  

Iris Royale

  Grandview Poplars
Poppin' Poppies at Manito   Iris Royal   Grandview Poplars
         
Trees by the Park Bench  

Springing to Life

  Continous Soft Rock

Trees by the Park Bench

 

Springing to Life

 

Continuous Soft Rock

         
Old Glory, New Glory  

Manito Park Perennials

  Aroma of Love

Old Glory, New Glory

 

Manito Park Perennials

 

Aroma of Love

         
Morning Sky Water Lilies  

Coeur d'Alene Lake

  St. Joe River Rapids

Morning Sky Water Lilies

 

Coeur d'Alene Lake

 

St. Joe River Rapids

   

   
Glen Tana Dairy  

Early Spring Little Spokane River

  Rise Above

Glen Tana Dairy

 

Early Spring Little Spokane River

 

Rise Above

 

Watercolors

 

Trinity

Trinity

             
Waiting for the Park Bench to Open   Late Harvest Grapes II   Iris Test Garden   Before the Storm
  Waiting for the Park Bench to Open     Late Harvest Grapes II   Iris Test Garden     Before the Storm (Prints Available)  
             

Latah Creek

  Lath Creek II   Turnbull   Little Spokane at Painted Rocks
Latah Creek   Latah Creek II   Turnbull   Little Spokane at Painted Rocks
             
For Size and Prices of Artwork
 
email: LRMontgomery@LRMontgomery.com
Call:  509-624-0261

 

Woodblocks

Coyote   Les Selphides   Iris   Hatch
Coyote   Les Selphides   Iris   Hatch
             

Technical Info

How a Wood Block Print is Created

  • The image lines are drawn in reverse on a primed block of wood. 

  • Using chisels and carving tools, the artist shaves away wood leaving the image details and bold lines raised. 

  • After the block is carved, the raised wood is inked with a brayer, and paper is laid on the block. 

  • To transfer the ink to the paper, the back of the paper is rubbed with a smooth flat tool of the artist's choosing. (I permanently borrowed one of my wife's wooden cooking utensils, which works great.)

  • Without shifting the paper, sections may be gently lifted to check for even inking.  When inking is complete, the whole sheet of paper is lifted off.

  • After the ink is dry, the print may be hand colored, or printed in multiple colors with successive blocks.

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Etchings
Little Spokane River Foot Bridge at St. Georges School

Lincoln Park Pond

Little Spokane River

St. Georges Foot Bridge

Lincoln Park Pond

Stone Fireplace at Manito   Old Movie Production Building at Minnihaha Park   Stone Bridge at Manito

Stone Fireplace at Manito

 

Old Movie Production Building at Minnihaha Park

 

Stone Bridge at Manito

"Tyee", The Old Weather Boat,  A Priest Lake Landmark

Cow Elk

Night Swan

"Tyee", The Old Weather Boat,  A Priest Lake Landmark

Cow Elk

Night Swan

     
  Japanese Garden Bridge  
Japanese Garden Bridge

 

L.R. Montgomery's Etchings are...

  • Hand-pulled, signed and numbered, limited editions

  • Collectable as a set, as a series, or as individual etchings

  • Custom etching editions can be created to commemorate your school family, home, business or organization 

  • Framing is available upon request.

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Technical Info

 

How Etchings Are Created

  • The image is first drawn on paper.

  • Traditionally, a zinc plate is covered with a tar like substance called asphaltum.  The image is then re-drawn in reverse with a needle point in the asphaltum resist on a zinc plate.

  • Etchings are called "etchings because the images is actually etched into a zinc plate with acid.  Once the the image is completely drawn in the asphatum, the plate is placed in an nitric acid bath.  Furrows are etched into the metal where it is no longer covered with asphaltum.  When the furrows are deep enough, the plate is taken out out the acid bath.  The acid must be washed away, and the asphaltum chemically removed from the the plate.  

  • The image, in reverse, is then visible on the metal plate.

  • New advances in technology have made it possible to transfer the image to a polymer plate with the use of light. This of course is a much safer method, and is the one I now prefer.

  •  After the image is etched into the plate, the artist covers it with ink, and squeegees the ink into the line furrows.  Any ink lying outside the lines (that is not held within the furrows) is meticulously wiped away.  

  • When the plate is ready, the artist lays a sheet of moistened and blotted rag paper on the plate.  The paper and the plate travel together as a unit through the rollers of the etching press.  As the paper is forced against the ink in the line furrows, the ink transfers to the paper and then.......finally.....  Yes!!.....  One hand-pulled etching printed!!... Then the paper and ink must dry. 

  • When drying is complete each of the prints are signed and numbered by the artist.

  • Hand-pulled etchings are produced in limited editions.  LR Montgomery's edition sizes range from 10 to 300 prints of an image.  Even though the same plate is used for each print in the edition, each impression is unique!  No two prints can be identical due to the hand-inking, wiping and printing process.  This is part of the "mystique of etchings".

  • An artist may produce several editions on related subjects.  Together they are called a series of editions.  For example, LR Montgomery's "Manito Park Series" includes includes the following editions:  Stone Bridge at Manito, Stone Fireplace at Manito, The Perennial Gardens, Manito Island Etching, Manito Island 2001, Night Swan, and the Japanese Garden Bridge. 

  • Additional LR Montgomery etching series include: "Little Spokane River", "Slavin Wetland Conservation Area", "Water Fowl of Eastern Washington", "St. Georges School Sanctuaries", "Wineries", "Northwest Wildlife", "Northwest Landmarks", "Bridges" and more. 

  • Because etchings are produced by hand, in small, limited editions, by only a few artisans, they are consider highly collectable.

Shove Around

Shove Around

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Call:  509-624-0261
 

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