The DISTANT SHORE
This original handscreened print is from Elton Bennetts Studio. Serigraphs from the Elton Bennett ~Studio Group~ are unnumbered and include the atists color keys, early screen variations, new titles, experimental works and one of a kind prints. They are priced individually based on condition and rarity.
This piece is from an earlier screening of Distant Shore. Bennett kept color keys; examples of earlier screen and color variations. He would refer to these when he was replenishing his stock by doing another hand-screened print run. It appears that, although he kept a set of ~color keys~ for each title, that he did this in order to avoid repeating himself. His goal was to create a truly original piece of artwork, a ~variation on a theme.~ No two pieces were ever the same.
The Distant Shore was originally conceived as a handscreened notecard in the early 1960s. It evolved and went though several background variations. It is one of Elton Bennetts classic beach scenes. In most Bennetts water is not far away. Here we see it in the hazy inlet. The jacket colors were brushed on by hand at the last. Bennett used oil based inks for silkscreening and oils for the brushwork. The colors will remain bright for hundreds of years.
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