|Kayak on shore, drypoint 2021|
Recently a friend of mine and I were talking about kayaking.
Our conversation led me to reminisce about a few outings I had made in a kayak not so long ago. I remembered there were a few photos taken during my excursions that had been kept on file. I thought maybe it was time to incorporate the subject into some type of art work. I made a quick sketch while looking at one photo of the kayak I had been using at that time. I also looked at a few landscapes and waterway photos.
|rough sketch in pencil|
|tools for drypoint - one is repurposed (the retractable |
mechanical pencil lead holder with compass needle point).
The light wood dowel contains a darning needle
(countersunk in a small drilled hole in the end.)
|detail of scratch into the surface of the plate|
The plate edge was then beveled to a 45 degree angle with a shop file and the corners of the plate were also slightly rounded.
|plate reversed (inked side on the bottom of plate) |
after first proof pulled on paper with press
|first proof - notice how the ink prints darker tone in areas |
around shoreline rocks and in the trees due to the burr from
the plate surface.
|the third print from the plate. Less contrast and gentler wiping|
reveals more of the line and dot work.