Go Small or Go Home

What to do when you get stuck? Find something concrete to work toward. A couple weeks ago I hit a wall. I'd finished working a small flurry of etching plates. I then finished the line etch on a new plate, but had no idea (still have no idea!) what else it wants or needs. It doesn't… Continue reading Go Small or Go Home

Working in a Series

(left) Close up of the rosin coating for aquatint on a 3"x3" copper plate (right) Print of the same plate after applying the spit-bite etching technique These days I’ve been working multiple plates at a time in my etching practice. I’ve never worked this way before; at most I may have had two plates on… Continue reading Working in a Series

Ink painting in a concertina sketchbook

I'm in a couple of artist communities online. It began with the free course I took part in over the summer by Louise Fletcher, which in turn convinced me to take the full paid course. Lots of un-learning and breaking down barriers, some of which I wrote about a couple of posts (and a number of months) ago. Since then I've been painting a lot, and this weekend I did some ink painting in a concertina sketchbook. Tap the image to read more.