Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Continuing on last week’s theme— images from Savannah.

Here are two scans of a copper plate etching in progress. Above shows the first pull of phase two, after adding some tones with aquatint. This is a miniature print (3″x3″).

The next phase will involve some burnishing of the plate to create more variations in the tones. I want to brighten up some of those holes in the foliage to pop more, and modulate the darker greys of the spires.

Below is a scan of phase one, a simple line-etch with hard ground. It had three dips in the acid to achieve some subtle line-weight variations.

I had some trouble scribing elegant lines for the spires, because I applied too much hard ground to the plate. Lesson learned!

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