Hi all, wanted to stop in and say how grateful I am for all the kind words. The response far exceeded my expectations, I'm just honored to have a piece included amongst all that great work. I'm still deciding on my favorite, it's nearly impossible (santora is currently winning). Also gotta praise the skills of steve/d&l, just a masterful printing job per usual, and also big thanks to Mitch and Rob for all their the hard work putting the show together and letting me a part of it.On to the walden minutia!:
the final specs on this one: 9-colors, with hand-finishing on the sky detail (so I guess really 10!) . The hand-done elements follow the same basic layout--some have darker 'ominous' clouds; some are a bit more 'volumetric', lighter. (And no, no half-toning in there.. don't use 'em). The variant details are: regular ed of 65; yellow/brown leaves only (titled 'late fall') - ed. of 10; yellow sky - ed. of 10; blank sky - ed. of 4; cream stock - ed. of 4.
It's correct that I'm not sure how many I'll have to sell from the show edition as I won't have my copies for a bit, guessing ~20.
We did end up doing an art print (sans text) edition of 58, of which half are reserved for family/friends (who in the past I could never save anything for!). The other half will go up with the remaining show prints. Judging by the emails so far I'm gonna have to think about ways to sell 'em so as not to cause a crush/oversell/clusterf---
fyi, here's an quick comparison image of the late fall vs. regular edition.. to my eye the difference is pretty drastic in all the variants, but I understand in the gallery craziness (and without close direct comparison) it could be tougher to discern the differences. "Late fall" references that turning point of the season when the color gets sucked out of the landscape, reds go brown and tree crowns thin.. a bit more somber imo, in new england it means the plunge into winter has begun in earnest
Sorry I gotta post and run this afternoon, I'll try to come back tonite to post a few more geeky tidbits about the print, there seems to be quite a few thoreau nuts like me out there.