aurora wood engraving
Aurora Wood Engraving ~ John Steins

TITLE: Aurora
SIGNATURE: John Steins
MEDIUM: Wood Engraving
IMAGE SIZE: 4 x 5 in
PAPER SIZE: 12 x 9 in
PAPER: Washi
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled in pencil

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Capturing the drama of aurora borealis is always a challenge, especially in this medium. I think this provides a sense of the dark autumn sky lit up with curtains of light dangling in the stratosphere.


  1. I like it, it works very well .. it is a very tricky subject for engraving but well done. I like the composition, you really get an idea of the scale of the Aurora by adding the trees and landscape in the foreground.

    Look forward to seeing other attempts at this subject.

  2. Irene thanks for your thoughts. I really appreciate the feedback. Yes, it definitely helps to have included the foreground shrubbery, etc. Otherwise, the sense of scale would be lost.

So great if you could take a minute and leave your thoughts on this.