Don't you just love copper based etchings ..... the plate tone, the imperfect marks, open biting, aquatint and so on ....
The process however is huge and all week I have been in the studio working hard, biting, proofing, grounding and making more marks, biting again, and trying to get plates together that suggest walks, or journeys, along the beach. I would be very surprised if we haven't all been entranced by the marks left upon sand as the ocean retreats, and the flotsam that is thrown up along the beach at times.
Over Easter the Maleny Printmakers are holding an exhibition titled 'Journeys' and we are all busily trying to get some work done for this in-between other exciting projects.
|starting to get some ideas for inking of plates|
|actual print colour is not quite as sombre as this ... much softer ochre and grey|
|there are numbers of small plates not shown here|