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About Me

Anthony J. Petchkis is a New England based landscape artist who has been exhibiting continuously for over 40 years. Anthony’s art has focused on the New England and Adirondack Regions. In particular, the north shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks Mountains in New York State.

Although Anthony continues to be inspired by the great American masters of the Hudson River School, his individual vision is unique in his choice and application of medium. Mastering pastel on rag board or paper, which is painted not drawn to create a homogeneous finish. This can be perceived as almost photographic. Other favorite mediums are oils on linen & printmaking.

Welcome To AJP Fine Art

Anthony is self-publishing and now has available limited edition fine art giclee’ prints. This new and exciting medium of fine art digital printing most closely emulates the original pastel far better than past methods of fine art printing. To keep this exclusive and unique, Anthony has chosen to keep his editions to seventy-five and are printed with archival inks onto 100% cotton rag paper.

Pastels

A pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process. Largely revived and revitalized in the last third of the 19th century by the French artists Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and figure importantly in the works of many artists into the 21st century.

Oils

Oil painting, painting in oil colours, a medium consisting of pigments suspended in drying oils such as linseed oil. The outstanding facility with which fusion of tones or colour is achieved makes it unique among fluid painting mediums; at the same time, satisfactory linear treatment and crisp effects are easily obtained. Opaque, transparent, and translucent painting all lie within its range, and it is unsurpassed for textural variation. In Europe, oil as a painting medium is recorded only as early as the 11th century.

Etchings

In traditional etching, a metal (usually copper or zinc) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where he or she wants a line to appear in the finished piece, so exposing the bare metal. The process continues using strong acid to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper. The paper picks up the ink, making a print.

I Want To Share My Own Experience

As with my predecessors, I hope that through my art I can inspire my viewers to the awe and beauty of paradise that is The Great American Landscape.

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