Wednesday, July 4, 2012

more drypoint

drypoint on acrylic plate
7 x 10 cm (2.75 x 4 inches)
B. Holden ã 2012

A new study titled "Entrance".
Based on a doorway I photographed in an interior of medieval structure in Northern Europe.
The plate size measures 7 x 10 cm (2.75 x 4 inches). Faust Aqualine Burnt Umber intaglio veg. oil ink was wiped onto the plate and then lightly polished with tartalan and tissue.
The lines were scribed using an etching needle and diamond tip scribe in a vertical direction to denote the different tonal shading in the image.
I printed the inked plate into damp blotted Somerset velvet cream paper which had felts placed over top and was passed under the top roller of the printing press. As the plate is plexiglass (perspex) I don't think it will yield many copies. However I am thinking of doing a high resolution scan and exposing a positive transparency of the image onto a solar plate. I may be able to find second life for the image and yield quite a few prints, more so than just off the acrylic plate.