Bad Omen

New Art Print: “Bad Omen” Wave 1.

by ncwinters on November 22, 2020

Very, very excited to finally officially announce this new print.

I say that a lot don’t I? Am I excited about everything I make? Is it hype? I hope it’s not the latter, but this time I am definitely really, really excited about this one.

Handily the most intricate and complex work I’ve made to date, I’m blown away with how this print turned out, as it’s a perfect encapsulation of my preferred medium: stream of consciousness. This print also has several bells and whistles I’m very amped about. Special thanks to the fantastic crew at End Hymns for the stellar job producing these in screenprinted form. In addition to the airtight registration and perfect colors (7, including a spot gloss varnish), they also hand deckled the edges of each print, produced on a fine cotton rag paper.

The goal for this print was to really push the boundaries of what I am capable of creatively and through the screenprint medium. Transparent colors are built up in transparent tones, much like watercolor, to try and get a wide range of color and tonal value with as few plates as possible. The final product was then pushed a little further with a spot gloss varnish on the shiny and “wet” areas of the piece- metals, eyes, etc. Additionally, the stock is a high end cotton rag, with hand-deckled edges (done by the professionals at End Hymns, not me!) which also take hand embellishing beautifully. I’m really excited and delighted at the quality of this premium new print.

The prints will release in two waves. There are a total of four colorways, only the first two will be available in Wave 1. The second two variants will come out in Wave 2, which will be announced in the new year.

“Classic” and “Midnight” are the first two colorways, shown in order, along with some details views to follow. In addition to the regular prints, a select handful will be hand embellished for those wanting something extra. The hand embellished prints will go above and beyond, featuring custom painting, ink washes, iridescent inks, gold leaf and whatever else comes to mind in the time I’ve been working (and will continue to work) on these. For real: the cotton rag paper has made these a delight to work on, and I may have gone a little overboard.

Prints will drop next Tuesday, November 24 at a random time in my online shop. As always, be sure you’re signed up to the newsletter in the sidebar of the site for full details and drop time.
I hope everyone is staying as healthy and safe as possible in this surreal time. I thank you as always for the incredible support!
Be well, and on to the prints!

“Bad Omen” Fine Art Release
Main colorway: “Classic” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 200.

Seven color screenprint including spot clear varnish on Neenah cotton rag paper.
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Midnight” variant colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 100.

Seven color screenprint including spot clear varnish on Neenah cotton rag paper.
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Classic” version
(also available in “Midnight, not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 10 of each colorway.
Uniquely hand embellished with ink wash, acrylics, interference inks, clear varnish, gold leaf, etc.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $400 each.
STRICT LIMIT of one Hand Embellished print of each colorway per buyer/household.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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