Mezzotints

What they lack for in numbers, they make up for in visual strength.  Mezzotints bring grayscales and gentle color modulations like few other techniques in printmaking afford.  It's no wonder the technique has spawned its own sub-culture of collectors.  There aren't many printmakers who have turned to the mezzotint rocker to express themselves, as the small number of works below shows.  But those who have usually don't do so lightly or in vain: softness of tone abounds in each of these prints.
Gateway

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Gateway

Mezzotint, 2002.

$1,200

Retif and Salzer 80. Edition of 90. Signed and titled in pencil. The Helmsley Building spanning Park Avenue in New York.

Across the Floor

MERSHIMER, Frederick

Across the Floor

Mezzotint, 2011.

$1,000

Color mezzotint, aquatint and watercolor. Edition of 120. Signed and titled in pencil.