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I have silver Birch trees in my garden and have always enjoyed seeing them in the landscape where their slim white trunks make such an aesthetic contrast to their surroundings. I've used them as a motif in my monotypes for some time but this was my first interpretation in the medium of etching. I employed a wide variety of techniques to create all the different textures and tones. Having the low autumnal light shining through is something of an artistic liberty as in real life this would throw the trunks into shadow. But in my art I'm reaching for a visual idea rather than a realistic portrayal of a scene.

This etching was created on two copper plates - tiny grooves and pits were made on each using a variety of resists and ferric chloride. Both plates are inked up in several colours then wiped back carefully before being printed onto damp paper on a traditional etching press (a bit like a mangle if you can remember mangles!)


Available framed or mounted
If you can't select an option it's out of stock and will be back in soon.


Mounted option: it comes with an acid free pale cream window mount and backing board. Cellophane wrapped and carefully flat-packed in a strong cardboard box. 
UK shipping £8


Framed option: The frame is solid oak, just beautiful natural wood 2cm (front) x 2cm (side) . It has an acid free pale cream window mount. Ready to hang with d-rings and string attached. It is very well packed in a spacious box with padding all round.
UK shipping £15

Silver Birch Autumn Gold etching

  • Etching on Hahnemuhle paper
  • Image size 21 x 50 cm
  • Mounted size 39.3 x 67 cm
  • Framed size 40 x 72 cm
  • Signed and numbered on the front
  • Edition 50


International customers please select mounted. I currently ship to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand . Please get in touch for other destinations.

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