Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Prints

Here are some proofs of a new print I'm working on. The first in my Beginning Intaglio class. It is a hard ground etching on a zinc plate. It's a fun process. Cover plate with hard ground, etch to expose metal, put in nitric acid for a few minutes, and when you take it out the acid has eaten away at the exposed areas to create your picture. We are also learning aquatint techniques which I will most likely apply by the end of the week. The subject is one of the awesome old streetlights I photographed back in December. I chose to focus mainly on the ornately designed upper part of the light post.

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