Sun and Walking Rain by Doel Reed

Sun and Walking Rain by Doel Reed

Sun and Walking Rain

Doel Reed

Title

Sun and Walking Rain

 
Artist

Doel Reed

  1894 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1975  
Technique
etching and aquatint 
Image Size
11 3/4 x 17 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
18 of 30  
Annotations
inscribed N.A. after the artist's signature; pencil titled and editioned in lower left; incised into the plate in the lower image: Doel Reed NA / Taos 1975 
Reference
Cohen/Rogers 129; an impression was included in the in 2015 exhibition, 'A Generous Spirit: Paintings and Prints by Doel Reed', held at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery 
Paper
ivory Arches wove, watermarked 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JALY104 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

Taos, New Mexico based printmaker Doel Reed was a master of the aquatint etching technique, a process he used to create this tonal, abstracted composition.

"Sun and Walking Rain" is a view into a canyon in New Mexico. The shining sun illuminates the valley though black rain clouds. 'Walking Rain' is the term the Native Americans of New Mexico gave to the fast summer rainstorms that will sweep across the desert leaving the air and earth refreshed.

Reed commented about New Mexico: "The feeling of endless space of the great plains, the high mountains, the unlimited sky and clouds have been a great source of inspiration for the development of my own style which might not have materialized elsewhere."

Doel Reed was a member of the National Academy (N.A.) and signed his work adding the "N.A." after his signature.