August 26, 2019
By Chelsea Reed
A watercolor etching is like having two art techniques in one! It’s made exactly the same way as a normal etching...from the plate being etched to the hand-inked prints of each edition. It’s also just like a watercolor painting. Traditional and contemporary water-based palettes are carefully brushed inside the inked lines on the paper. The result? A gorgeous colorful illustration, fit to grace any interior decor. Today we’ll focus on 6 watercolor etchings by David Hunter, an award-winning etching artist. These pieces in particular do a great job at pulling you into the scene.
Nothing shows off the watercolors in an etching quite like a sunset glow. From deep reds to vermilion, yellow and indigo...each vibrant color blends into the next. The shadowy sail tips are a great contrast.
Canada geese are the stars in this striking winter wonderland. Their migratory journey illuminates by the majestic full moon and bright snow below. It appears they may be in a hurry to get to their more southerly destination. They’re snow birds, for sure!
Is this scene peaceful or winding up with tension? It’s up to your imagination! On one side of the river is a fisherman who appears to be minding their business. On the other side of the river stands a rather large bull looking across. Is he about to charge, or will he simply not bother? It all depends on what the next move is...
It’s easy to feel like you’re part of this friendly elephant family. The confidence and unity in these tusked creatures remind us of familiar animated elephants we admire from our childhood. This etching is a great addition to a playroom, bedroom, or living room area for your elephant enthusiast.
Though summertime is coming to an end for the great outdoors, we can still enjoy its sunny colors inside. This gorgeous beach etching helps make it possible. It has the perfect balance of sand, surf, seagulls and umbrellas. You might get a suntan by just looking at it!
A fitting title for a picture of times gone by, this etching was inspired by the theme of “Lost Footprints.” If this kaboose could talk, what stories would it tell us? Why was it left behind? Did it carry any ‘stowaways’? Who knows what might have happened!
All these pieces and more are at Seaside Art Gallery during David Hunter’s Etching Demonstration Show. You can watch him create a never-before seen etching right in front of you from August 30 to September 2, 2019.Contact the Gallery today for more information about this special event. David Hunter’s etchings are also available year-round on our website.Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes online content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina.
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