Sunday, October 28, 2012

More Sugar lifting!

Two plate sugarlift etching, testing my skills at registration!
In my quest to move away from drypoints, as you know I have been experimenting with sugar lift aquatints.  Here are a few of the tests and experiments.  The bugs got a little more creative inspired by a recent visit to the reserve collection in the Zoology Museum in Cambridge.  What a treat that was!  We also visited the Tate Print Collection on Wednesday and got to see some beauties close up.  I just loved this early Hockney print, which I believe is his first etching... puts me to shame!  Below are some photos from last week.
Abstraction from a landscape painting in sugarlift aquatint
Dragonfly Abstraction - 1.50 x 2 approx.

Flower Mantis sugarlift -  1.50 x 2 approx.

David Hockney - Myself and my heroes. Better image to be found with Tate link

2 comments:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thank you Scott. I am huge fan of Paul Klee and was studying him around about the time I did this print.. maybe some subconscious influence going on there?