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Experimental Etching with Tony Ameneiro: Prints 1

Print series 1 Source material as inspiration: I chose this picture of bone calcification and zoomed into the detail. Drawing the design: After several small sketches I redrew my design to full size. Transferring the image: A zinc sheet was … Continue reading

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Experimental Etching with Tony Ameneiro: Source material

Several days printing, in a residential retreat, with tutor Tony Ameneiro and 9 other keen printmakers was a great way to spend last week, and super stimulating. Having no idea what his take on etching was and what materials we … Continue reading

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Etching: Rock pools

I’ve been desperately trying to get back to my ‘One & Twenty’ routine.  OK, hardly a routine, but I’d like it to be.  The idea is that I look at something for one minute (really trying to examine the image … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Elian and the Vortex

Combining the plates: In my last post I posed the question ‘Is it too much to ask to be able to prepare 2 plates, add chine collé and achieve exact registration?‘.  Well, put it this way, it hasn’t been easy … Continue reading

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Stage 1: Elian and the Vortex

Plate 1: Zinc plate, hard-ground etched from pencil transfer drawing. My start point for this project was a bunch of native flowers given to me by my husband, and some plants I recently photographed whilst out walking..  Australian natives are … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Angus Fisher – Fine Artist & Printmaker

I first came across Angus Fisher through the National Art School website and was enthralled when I followed their links and came to his website and youtube channel. Having recently completed a basic hard ground etched design myself, I sat, … Continue reading

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Hard ground etching: The final process

Water & spit biting Set-up We prepared a dedicated work area for this because the process can be quite hazardous as it involves pure nitric acid and keeping that contained is all important.  It is a colourless liquid and is, … Continue reading

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