Updated: Jul 23, 2019
This etching is based on a photo taken by me on a recent trip to Japan. It is part of the Nakesendo Trail which is the old road between Kyoto and Tokyo. You can walk the whole 500 odd kilometres but my wife and I decided on only the 7 kilometres between Magome and Tsumago. It was a pleasant walk although bears were evidently a problem because there were bells prominent every kilometre or so that you could ring to scare them away.
The following photos show the process I followed from initial sketching to the final etching (see left). I have printed a limited edition of 5 on Stonehenge acid free paper using Gamblin oil-based inks. The image size is 4.5cms x 10cms.
The free giveaway period has now expired. The winners who will receive one of the Five prints in the edition will be drawn Sunday 21/7/2019 Australian central standard time and their first name and initial will be posted here on Monday 22/72019. They will also receive an email with further details.
Many thanks to all who entered the draw and for your interest in my work.
Congratulations to Jayne B, Glenn S, Jacki C, Cliff G and Rebecca D C who will each receive one of the Japanese Memory prints. They have been notified by email.