|Tiny hard ground etching 2|
I have been trying very hard lately to improve my hard ground etching skills. Just when I think I have got it right, I go and over bite it and it gets too dark, or I get too much foul bite. Hopefully, I will get there in the end! For inspiration and education, I have been looking at Rembrandt's etchings and this is a wonderful site for being able to really focus in. What a treat it is to be able to look at his work so closely.
|Tiny hard ground etching 3|
I have also been working on an etchings of a pinned beetles This is the second one, the first one wasn't so good. I think they are taking on a rather sinister feel. What do you think? Please feel free to comment.. just hit the comment button at the bottom of the posting. I get a lot of people emailing me directly, but it's always nice to be able to show your comments on the blog too. Thank you.
|Hard ground etching|
Last Thursday I went to the Natural History Museum (Angela Marmont Centre) to draw for the day. What a lovely bunch of people they are there. It was such a wonderful day, I hope to go back again soon.
Finally, I used one of those scary exposure units in the screen printing room last week and produced this solar plate etching. So much fun! I used one of my dragonfly photographs, cropped it and made it grey scale and the result is below. So much potential.. what next?!
|Solar plate etching of a dragonfly's wing.|
|Two colour solar plate etching|