Three New Drawings Added / by Mike McCarthy

 "Horse Collage" Hand Colored Giclee Mounted on Canvas

"Horse Collage" Hand Colored Giclee Mounted on Canvas

 "Lion Head" Hand Colored Giclee mounted in Black Matt

"Lion Head" Hand Colored Giclee mounted in Black Matt

 "Figure Study" Hand Colored Giclee Mounted on Canvas

"Figure Study" Hand Colored Giclee Mounted on Canvas

I added three new drawings to my web site today. All three are giclee prints of black and white original drawings. "Horse Collage" and "Figure Study" wereoriginal black and white pencil drawings. "Lion Head" was an original black and white pen and ink drawing. However, once the print is made, I use colored pencil to apply color to them. By doing this, I make a one of a kind print. Since I am color blind, I am never sure what they look like to someone with normal color vision. I think some of them, especially "Horse Collage" look like old black and white photographs or films that have color added to them. It is kind of a cool effect. The other cool thing is that since I am color blind, I can never repeat the same colors on any print. This ensures that no two prints are ever the same.

The other unique thing about two of the prints is that I cropped the giclee to fit on a 12" x 12" canvas. I then mounted the prints on the canvas. The "Figure Study" and the "Horse Collage" are the two that are mounted to the canvas. (I have also done this with one of the "Bird Collage" as well.) I am not a painter at all. I had to paint in school, but I am pretty sure that is the last time I painted. I  joke that I have now begun my career as an artist working on canvas. I did have to paint the canvas black after all!

Click here Available Drawings to see these and other drawings on my web page.