August 1 – September 11
820 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
We have a selection of 150 year old hand colored engravings for sale. Some of the subjects in our collection include animals, architecture, birds, botanical, and landscapes.
by Jim Hornung
oil, enamel, and mixed media
Jim Hornung’s “Fertility Object” has been included in the New Contemporaries exhibition for the month of May at the
Casa Valencia Galeria
Liberty Station Barrack 16 suite 101
Wed – Sun 11-5
The Fine Art Of Intaglios….
“Intaglio” is a word derived from the Italian word for “cut in” or “engrave.” It stands for any of several print making methods – engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint, soft-ground etching or mezzotint – which all have this in common. The area which print on the paper has been cut, scratched, or chemically bitten into the printing plate. Printing line or areas go below the surface of the printing plate. They’re cut in – hence, intaglio.
Aquatint is an intaglio method in which areas of color are made by dusting powdered resin on a metal plate and then letting acid eat the plate surface away from around it.
Etching is an intaglio process in which an image is scratched through an acid-resistant coating on a metal plate. The plate is then dipped in acid which eats into the exposed surface.
It’s been a busy month at the First Street Gallery. Here are a couple pictures from the work space in the back.
We have a rotating selection of original watercolors and paintings by local artists. Check out the latest updates here.
Antique prints, modern masters, Giclées as well!