A Stream by the Road by Brian McCormick
A wooded lane in a little northern Illinois hollow follows a stream.
Image size: 30" x 23"
Frame size: 36.25" x 29.25"
This watercolor was painted on Arches paper by Brian McCormick of Madison, Wisconsin.
Brian McCormick left a career in architecture and began creating art full-time in 2008. His works are inspired by nature, particularly of the rolling hills of the Driftless Region. While Brian has always been drawn to watercolor, he recently began making woodblock prints.
Using wood scraps, he carves out a design, creating a relief printing block. He then inks the block, press paper against it, and rub the back using a "baren". Brian dreams of having a beautiful Japanese baren but for now, he uses an old wood cabinet knob as his baren.