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“There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; it’s what we do with them that’s important” -Jim Rohn

Earth Print 2, Color Wheels series

Color wheels
Tinting river beds
Toning fields

Music is all of a sudden much more colorful —Pharrell Williams

Earth Print 3, Color Wheels series

Grass feathers
Stems bent for weather
Colors press

Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will —John Sterling

Earth Print 9, Color Wheels series

Her palette rolling
Hues caress

Pink isn’t just a color. It’s an attitude too —Miley Cyrus

Earth Print 8, Color Wheels series

Earth’s hues tints tones shades

Color is a power which directly influences the soul —Wassily Kandinsky

Earth Print 4, Color Wheels series

Infra evening shades
Ultra zones

There are colors we can’t see, but they’re connected to the ones we can, There’s a connection between everything —Wayne Shorter

Earth Print 6, Color Wheels series

Points of light
Exciting the orbs’
Rods and cones

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites —Marc Chagall

Earth Print 5, Color Wheels series

Rolling riffs
Hammering on drums
Skin and bones

The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with bass notes, or dark lake with the treble —Wassily Kandinsky

Earth Print 10, Color Wheels series

Fragrant scene
Flagrant as flora
Sheers silk screen

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night —Rainer Maria Rilke

Earth Print 2, Color Wheels series, wall 2

Rolling her gravures
Turns Mars green

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas —Edvard Munch

Editor’s note: The Earth Prints series was conceived while Pierre “Pepe” Leduc was on a train of thought, rolling over hundreds of miles of summer flora, alive with color. This post attempts to translate the emotive part of that which he calls “emotogravure,” when anyone asks him to describe his creative process.


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is stunning. I know little about engraving but the balance of consistency and variety is engaging as are the poems and quotes. Thank you for this post. It brings color to my overcast day. 🙂

    July 23, 2022
    • Merci, madame. Very kind. 🙂

      July 23, 2022
    • Thank you kindly, LuAnne. That this post affects the quality your day, as your post, “Feeling Blue,” affects the quality of my day and that of your blog’s other followers, is humbling to a practitioner of the arts. “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” Henry David Thoreau

      July 23, 2022
      • Thank you for those kind words. I just now saw this response. For some reason they are not showing up in my notifications. Sorry for the delay.

        July 30, 2022

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