Litogrāfijas / Lithography


Litography process:
To make a print, the artist draws or paints on the polished or grained limestone with a waxy or greasy medium, such as a pencil, a crayon or paint. Then the artist applies water to the stone, and the surface areas that are not covered with the greasy substance absorb the moisture. Next, the artist uses a roller to apply an oil-based ink that “sticks” to the grease-covered areas, but not to the wet areas. Now when the artist presses paper onto the limestone, the text or image transfers to the paper. If the artist uses more than one color of ink, he uses a separate stone for each.

Triptych “Through the rain” is about fast rushing time, and also about people who are always in a hurry.

My four colour litography “Undine” is about a water nymph who becomes human when she falls in love with a man but is doomed to die if he is unfaithful to her.

Art, Print, Lithography