A painting medium created by dispersing an acrylic
pigment in an acrylic emulsion. Dries quickly into a permanent tough
Proof: These prints are part of an edition
for the artist. The symbol A/P or a similar marking is used to differentiate
it from the standard numbered run.
Images created from the original master work.
Editions can be open or limited. Open additions are usually
not numbered and the number printed can be infinite. Limited editions
are typically predetermined runs with a maximum
number of prints.
A print made from an etched metal plate
The metal is often scratched or acid is often used to create the
surface design to which inks are applied. The plate is then
pressed onto a dampened paper surface. Etching are usually limited
in their addition.
A white, absorbent ground used for priming
edition that has a maximum number
of prints determined prior to printing. The prints are numbered
in succession. Example: 25/100 refers to the print number 25
out of an edition of 100.
Printed artwork created with an ink base either
water-repellant or oil base. The ink is applied to an image
plate and pressed onto paper. Each color has a separate
plate associated with it. Printed artwork created with a ink base
either water-repellant or oil base. The ink is applied to an image
plate and pressed onto paper. Each color has a separate plate
associated with it.
The choice of expression used by an artist. For
example: etching, painting, sculpture, etc. It also refers to the
actual material used, such as acrylic, oil, photography, etc.
A one of a kind print created by various means
created in a commercial environment, these prints are created in
great volume of a
thousand or more.
Pure pigments ground into a paste with
a dash of gum
binder, which is then rolled and dried into stick form. Pastels
not chalk, and will not fade, yellow, crack or blister with time
exposure to light.
Originating in Japan, Raku is the process of
glazing and firing of clay in an atmosphere that encourages
the spontaneous cracks, crackles and color variations unique
to each piece created. Materials within the kiln ignite to create
the flash and crackle effects deeply sought after by the artist.
Raku clay and glazes are porous and fragile and are not
meant for food preparation.
Stands for signed and numbered. Mostly used in
printmaking or photography.
Prints are created by pressing inks through
a finely woven screen, one color at a time. Each color is built
up on the previous, many times achieving the exact color
desired. Typically each color has its own screen.
The tone of a color ranging from white to black.
The artistic term for brightness.