This 5" x 5" watercolored engraving was made from a photo I took on a trip to Mount Rainier National Park. The shot was made along the road that approaches the Sunrise area of the park. Mount Rainier is a stunning sight and an amazing National Park, and so close to the cities along the I5 corridor in Washington State that it would be a shame to visit the state and not go see the park.
This is a great example of what I can do with a photo if you want to do a custom engraving for yourself or as a gift.
These engravings are done on an archival Mason Board surface that has been coated with a thin layer of white Kaolin Clay. I manipulate the photos digitally to reduce them to line art and then run that file through my laser engraver. The dark lines in the image is where the laser has burned away the clay, revealing the dark Mason Board underlayer. The surface can be watercolored and is quite durable. I also use this material as the basis for the Encaustic Beeswax art pieces I offer.