Champlain Pike 5
ORIGINAL Chokusetsu-ho Gyotaku Japanese direct fish print
size 12″ X 36″ X 1 1/2 ” deep
Champlain Pike 5 is an original direct Gyotaku printed on “Dragon cloud” washi paper and wet mounted over a patterned color background paper, which was wet mounted to a Gallery wrapped artist canvas. It was then protected with 3 coats of acrylic matte medium.
No framing required. Wired and ready to hang. Hangs flush to wall.
This print was made directly from a Northern Pike, Esox lucius, caught in Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York on Japanese “dragon cloud” washi paper with oil based ink.
After the image was created, colored washes were added , and then the eye was painted in.
Then a hand colored sheet of washi paper was wet mounted to a gallery wrapped artist canvas with rice paste. After that, the print was also wet mounted over the colored washi in a variation of a Chine Colle’ mounting method. Three individual coats of artist’s acrylic matte medium were then layered on to add protection and moisture resistance to the print, producing the final piece.
The Kanji (Japanese calligraphy) is the spelling of my artist name, Mutsugoroh, which was given to me by my Sensei, Mineo Ryuka Yamamoto when I was honored with the title of Master Gyotaku printmaker in 2014.
The chop, or red Asian seal is a graphic representation of my artist name, Mutsugoroh. It was carved by Mr. Teika Hiraishi of Japan.