Saturday, 7 November 2009

Etching Again

I spent another day at an etching workshop yesterday. Here is my print.

The trouble is I was only able to pull one decent print and I have done some extra work on the plate and was unable to take a print. The workshop was very busy and great fun, but I rushed a couple of processes and had to start again - don't say it... ' more haste ...I know, I know'
This is a scan of the first print off the plate so the definition is not that good. The better one is on too large a piece of paper to get in the scanner. However I am pleased with the intial outcome.  I wanted the contrast between the thistledown and the prickles, I think it has come across,  but I value your opinion. I shall definitely be going back in the spring to do some more.
Here is my sketch and photograph again which were my initial inspirations,

Thanks again to Karen and the Milton Keynes Printmakers


marigold jam said...

I'd say you have achieved that contrast _ I love it. How is that done I wonder? Must go online and see if I can find out!


aimee said...

this process looks like it requires a good deal of patience and skill - i'm amazed at how your first print resembles the sketch so closely!

Elise said...

I love that beautiful yellow colour you've used - looks almost like an eyelash....

WrightStuff said...

Very interesting indeed! I followed that link and got very excited, especially as it's just down the road. On blogland when you find a resource like that it's usually about 5,000 miles away as opposed to 18! I think you captured the contrast really well.