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
(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
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.