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Working Out the Color Wipe: A La Poupee Printing

If you have been following this blog, you have watched the development of a zinc plate though polishing, beveling, line drawing etch, tonal or aquatint etch, spit bite aquatint, and using paint markers and grease pencils as acid resist.   … Continue reading

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Subtle Effects in Etching: Spit Bite

In the last post, I talked about creating aquatint tones using hard ground and paint markers to cover the plate and protect it from the acid.  In another process, the acid can be painted directly on the plate to create … Continue reading

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How Tones Are Created in the Etching

If you have ever wondered how the fine tonal areas are created in an etching, here is an example of a modern method. The idea is to create a speckled pattern of an acid resistant material on the plate so … Continue reading

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How the Line Drawing is Etched

Last time I wrote about preparing a zinc plate to begin the etching process – the work that needs to happen before image making even begins. Today I’ll show how an image is etched into the plate. Since the etching … Continue reading

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Spring on the Desert

I love visiting the Anza Borrego desert in the spring.  In some years the flowers are incredibly dense on the desert floor and in other years, they are sparse and require great attention to detail to spot them. Desert flowers … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Lost

  For many years, I had a sketchbook with me all of the time. If I had a moment, I was sketching. Taking visual notes of anything and everything. Laundry baskets. Children sleeping on the floor at a folk festival. … Continue reading

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