Lake George Largemouth Bass and Perch 4
ORIGINAL Chokusetsu-ho Gyotaku ( direct Japanese fish print)
size 12″ X 36″ X 1 1/2 ” deep
Lake George Largemouth Bass and Perch 4 is an original direct Gyotaku printed on “Dragon cloud” washi paper and wet mounted to patterned color background paper, which was wet mounted to a Gallery wrapped artist canvas, and protected with 3 coats of Acrylic Matte medium.
No framing required. Ready to Hang. Hangs flush to wall.
This print was made directly from a 5 lb, 14 oz. Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides, caught in Lake George in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York on Japanese “dragon cloud” washi paper with oil based ink. The yellow Perch, Perca flavescens, depicted as prey were also caught in lake George.
After the print was created, colored washes were added , and then the eyes 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.