Back at the end of January I wrote about a 2 day workshop I did with Basil Hall. Click here to read that so you get the idea of what I was trying to achieve.
Essentially I didn’t go with any plan of what to etch into a plate for the first day so I drew a random design that I entitled Circus.
The first plate was printed as a black proof and I applied colour in some areas ready for etching into the second plate.
I was pretty happy with it, seeing as I really hadn’t had any idea of what to expect from the class.
Once both plates were aquatinted and etched they were printed together in blue and yellow. A reasonable first attempt. Last week I reprinted the plates using a cyan blue and diarylide yellow. Unfortunately the registration slipped horribly.