All prints are handmade by Peter Ralston on archival rag paper with an archival ink set.
Small Matted Prints - This collection is printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets, matted, ready to be framed.
New Work - This open edition is a collection of images created since January 2004. They are printed on 17 x 22 inch sheets.
The Master Prints - This limited edition (LE) collection of 25 images were selected as especially important to the artist. This edition is limited to 50 prints of each image plus ten artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 24 x 36 inch sheets.
The story behind Aubade
A chilly, quiet May dawn, with not even a lobsterboat stirring as Raven idled up into the Little Thorofare, off North Haven.
We circled the schooner and then edged over between a few ledges and Goose Rock Light. Then I saw it…seals on one of the ledges were actually steaming in the morning chill. We edged slowly closer, imitating the behavior of a boat hauling. A couple of gulls flew by and that was it, a lasting fraction of a second from a perfect and quintessential Maine morning.
The perfect title soon found me; “aubade,” a special song or poem with which to greet the morning. The moment was fully and forever complete.