I have been finding time in the studio which is wonderful. Yesterday I had to hide inside all day as we were burning off an abundance of trees which we had felled on Monday. This meant I couldn't open any windows and yet I had planned to do some experimental work with printing/engraving. With this in mind I decided to use the less toxic option of Charbonnel etching inks - WATER based. My first experience with this aqua wash and I am now hooked. Easy to wipe the plates and ever so easy to clean up all the mess.
For those of you who are printmakers, the toxic environment with oil based inks and turps cleaners is a reality. Same for those of us who also paint with oils. Not wonderful for the lungs. This was only my first play but I am investigating a technique I have used successfully with small work, and am hoping to produce in a much larger working format. You can see some of the details in these images below. More to come once I have worked out the best way to produce the work I want and then bring images to fruition.