Memories of Tchaikovsky

Memories of Tchaikovsky

Memories of Tchaikovsky – Mute Swan, (1997)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1750, Offset on Paper
Retail Price at Issue $195
Please inquire about the availability of Artist’s Proofs
Image Size 21¾” x 32 3/8″

Memories of Tchaikovsky – Mute Swan, (1997)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 62, Giclee on Paper
Current Market Price will apply.
Please inquire about the availability of Artist’s Proofs
Image Size 21¾” x 32 3/8″
Print no longer available from the Publisher.

Please inquire for details.

Interested buyers please contact Tracy Morrison (Conservation Design) at Email: aprintjock@gmail.com; Phone: 1-781-585-9871;
Located in Duxbury MA

Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by how a white object can get so many colors when the sun plays with it. When such an object is a white bird, it becomes a real treat in a late afternoon sun. The delicate, slightly transparent feathers allow an artist to paint in a lot more different tints than he first thought he would.

The challenge in this painting was rendering the texture of the feathers with all the creamy and bluish tints and retain the appearance of a white bird. Since I listen mostly to classical music while working, I like to refer to that in my titles. When I see swans, I always think of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. I think the title, Memories of Tchaikovsky, suits the romantic poetry in this painting very well.

— Carl Brenders