Title: “US Capitol, Winter”
Medium: Hand-Pulled* Original Relief Surface Screenprint on Arches88 Printmaking Paper
Image Size: 18″ x 24″ (Approximate)
Total Size: 22″ x 30″ (Approximate)

…Another screen print, this one by Frank C. Pappas, shows the United States Capitol – expertly convinc[ed] me that it could easily be an etching.” — District Arts Review, April 7, 2010.


  • Featured as part of Artomatic Take Flight, a multi-artist show at Washington’s National Airport between March and late June, 2011.
  • Selected by jurors to appear as part of the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill’s spring Art at the Mill Festival in Clarke County, VA. April-May, 2011.
  • Displayed in March and April 2010 at the Civilian Art Projects gallery in Washington, DC.
  • Shown at the Corcoran Museum’s Gallery 31 in late April, 2010 in Washington, DC.

NOTE: This is a varied edition. While multiples of the image negative were created, each print of the image positive was finished by hand using unique mixes of wax and oil paint. No two prints are exactly the same. Please feel free to contact the artist to see what other versions of this print are available.

A relief surface screenprint of the US Capitol by Frank C. Pappas.

The negative of the image was printed multiple times in transparent acrylic base. Once dry, a mixture of cold wax and oil paint was applied by hand to the relief surface, filling the valleys in the design with pigment and bringing out the positive of the image.

Once the pigment was dry, the entire piece was hand-polished to remove excess wax and pigment, clean the border, and to make deliberate changes to the mood, tone, and other aspects of the finished piece.

This piece was hand-pulled by the artist on Arches88 fine printmaking paper. A combination of non-toxic acrylic inks, oil paints, and wax were used to create this print. All prints are original creations of Frank C. Pappas and are signed, numbered, and include a certificate of authenticity.

*The process of hand-pulling prints may leave marks, ink dispersions, or other unique artifacts that vary from print to print. The relief surface screenprint process adds further unique characteristics to each print.

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