At Studio Seven Arts (400 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA), the unique aquatint and hand coloring processes as reflected in master printmaking to be discussed and demonstrated at a special event weekend dedicated to the Master Printmakers.
This special weekend at the gallery begins with a collectors reception on Friday night, June 17th, (from 7:00- 9:00pm) and continues with an open house on Saturday June 18th (from 10:00am to 2:00pm), and a special presentation about etchings given at noon.
Stephen and David will be discussing their fine art prints, etching techniques and sharing their individual inspirations.
The fine art prints and etchings of David Smith-Harrison and Stephen McMillain capture the wonders of nature, exquisite architecture, realism and some of the rich local landscapes of the West Coast and the world.
With the inspiration and dedication that goes into each of their custom prints, visitors are sure to gain a deeper view and appreciation for the printmaking craft.
Featured Print Makers
- Stephen McMillian
Throughout his life Stephen McMillian has been inspired and sustained by the natural world and has spent much of his life outside. Whether it’s a bike ride in the countryside, or an extended backpacking trip in the High Sierra he finds himself renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that Stephen seeks to share with others. Stephen’s unique aquatint etching is a technique that produces a full tonal range and rich textures.
- David Smith Harrison
David Smith Harrison’s approach to printmaking relies on his drawing skills. Being attracted to the infinite possibilities of impressing ink onto paper, David finds the unique textural characteristics of prints to be full of subtlety and nuance – evolving and developing slowly. This gradual process allows David to be deeply involved with the subject. With this intense observation David is able to make a sensitive intimate statement about the subject.