Friday, August 15, 2014

cricket & bull

My printing is improving.  
Not yet ready to set up for acid etching,
I'm still doing collagraphy but have begun to tackle drypoints.
My drypoint guidance is coming from E.S. Lumsden's The Art of Etching,
paper suggestions from knowledgeable someones 
and some very fine advice from the LinkedIn Engraving/drypoint group.
The rest of is just trial and error.
It's only a cell phone picture, but had to show it.
I'll replace all the cell phone pictures with real photos when I've got time.
Here's an up close and personal drypoint
of a neighborhood bull.
(I'll eventually get all the plates printed and posted)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Rockets Collagraph 1st State

1st state
I got this far and needed to see how it was doing.
Watercolors sometimes tell me where I should go.
(remember...this is not etching)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bent plate

I couldn't stop myself. 
I was just messing around....experimenting.
I should have known better.
I grabbed a too thin aluminum plate that was lumpy...
Bent, not straight...yes, lumpy. 
I got carried away....on a lumpy plate.
I'll work to get a good print of it...
and never, ever use a lumpy, bent plate again!!