Sunday, January 31, 2010

::: Drypoint - 2 :::

So, today was the day to print my drypoint. It was very cold outside, but I went anyway to the print studio to print the first print. And, ... I forgot that the studio had a Mezzotint class running ... darn ... I couldn't print. - But at least I prepared the paper, cleaned and filed the plate. I also prepared two other plates so I can work on them. My show is coming closer, and I start to get excited about it. It is still lots to do, but I am certain that I will be ready.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

::: Drypoint :::

Hi my friends, I am making big progress with my drypoint (by the way, the plate is 18" wide and 12" high ... I just measured it). As you can (barely) see in the photo above, the frame/outside of the drypoint is almost done, just two of the big rocks in the left bottom corner are not finished, but I try to finish them today, and tomorrow I will start to do the inside. Here comes the problem ... what to do in the center, I have an idea, but I am still thinking about it. - I will let you know what I am going to do!
Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

::: Dry Point :::

Hi there, my solo show is coming closer and closer. Currently I am working on a dry point on a zinc plate. Why zinc? ... we are not allowed to etch zinc plates in the studio, so I am using my leftover plates for dry points. This time the plate is approximately 18" wide and 12" high ... I have to measure the plate. I am half way done, and it is fun again working in this medium. I really like the way this technique looks printed. The only down turn is that the edition can't be so big. It's a big plate and I can't wait to see the first print ... I will post it here when it is done. Promise!

I also think, that, if you never tried it ... do it, it is an exiting very traditional technique.