Nightfall, Gualala River by Micah Schwaberow

Nightfall, Gualala River by Micah Schwaberow

Nightfall, Gualala River

Micah Schwaberow

Title

Nightfall, Gualala River

 
Artist

Micah Schwaberow

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2005  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
4 1/2 x 12 13/16" image 
Signature
Micah, in pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
104 of 133  
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left and dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Arches wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21890 
Price
SOLD
Description

California printmaker Micah Schwaberow studied color woodcut with Japanese woodblock artist Toshi Yoshida in Japan.

"Nightfall, Gualala River" depicts the mouth of the Gualala River in northern Sonoma County in California, where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. It forms part of the boundary between Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.

Schwaberow captures the last minutes of the sunset, after the brilliant colors have died and dark descends. He uses the grain of the woodblock to create an atmosphere in the sky and a ripple effect on the surface of the river.