Kathy Bonnema Leslie Original Hand Printed Serigraph. Image Dimensions: 17 3/4? x 9 1/2? Edition Size: 50
An original hand pulled serigraph is not a reproduction of a painting, but an original piece of art created in a small series of prints. The serigraphs available on this site were created entirely by hand, by the artist. Each color requires a separate screen and each screen is hand drawn. Paint is transferred through a fine mesh fabric onto paper. The areas that are not to be printed are blocked with an impermeable substance and the ink is forced through the remaining "open areas." The printing is done with acrylic paint, and a fluid printmaking medium that allows the paint to flow evenly through the screen onto the paper. All printing is done on museum quality 100% cotton rag paper. With each individual print, there are 15-35 hand applied colors. One edition can take from two weeks to a month to complete, and when finished, the image can never be repeated.