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Raven artwork , Raven, crow, assorted color Etching 5" x 7" 2011 $56.70
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"A Raven Rests at Lindisfarne" Intaglio Etching, Black, Blue Black and brown ink, 5" x 7", 2011 In 793 AD, a Viking raiding party headed for Lindisfarne off the north east coast of England. They carried with them two caged ravens. When they believed that land was near the ravens were freed. Ravens are intelligent and would return to the ship if no land was close. If the raven spotted land he flew straight for it. Normally, Raven would be blamed for man’s cruelties. But today Raven was just looking for a place to rest and he found the perfect spot atop a cross. Little did he know that he had led the Vikings to a sacred monastery. The Viking would continue to kill for the next 300 years. €œIn this year fierce, foreboding omens came over the land of North Umbria. There were excessive whirlwinds, lightning storms, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the sky. These signs were followed by great famine, and on January 8th the ravaging of heathen men destroyed God’s church at Lindisfarne.€ From the Anglo Saxon Chronicles www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Vienneau/122094571201575 HOW I CREATE MY PRINTS: I have had a lot of people ask "What is a hand made print?" I made this video of to show the printing process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNdYxOSKt1Y&feature=youtu.be I often find inspiration from a traditional or historic account of the raven. First I decide on my title. Having a title helps me with the image and mood of the piece. Humor is often important but I also select titles that force the viewer to think more about the imagery. Next I look through references to find the right pose or gesture for the raven or ravens. Then I spend hours doing preliminary sketches, followed by a series of drawings using pencil, traditional gouache (opaque watercolor), ink and charcoal. My next step involves using digital technology. I scan the drawings and rework them with Photoshop. This digital tool allows me to

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