Took a proof of the second landscape after working on it. There are some good tones in this one and a feeling of the weather.
For the last couple of days I have been working on some landscapes of Suffolk.
These are etchings in nitric on steel and are mostly hand shaken aquatint and soft ground etching. I have enjoyed the slightly grittier lines that the nitric acid makes on steel as opposed to those made with ferric on copper. These are very rough proofs and there is still work to be done on both plates.
Finished the aquatint today and took the first black and white proof. Will work on it further and add colour. I am really enjoying working in Glasgow.
Today is the second day of etching. Prepared a copper plate with soft ground and began drawing the Amaryllis. Etched the plate for the initial line but will be doing more drawing and aquatint. Have no fixed ideas at present. The workshop is quite amazing, vast and filled with light and so clean. Am loving every minute.
This is my first day in Glasgow. I am staying here for just over three weeks to joint he Glasgow Print Studio. Have an apartment in the West End and will be working at the studio each day. Today has been one of exploring and getting to know Glasgow. The wind chill is bitterly cold but the sun is bright and the sky clear blue.
This quick sketch I did this morning from my window. Works begins in earnest tomorrow.
Finally printed the drypoint of snowdrops I was working on a couple of weeks ago and printed it at the Double Elephant..
Fresh off the drawing board.
The showdrops are flowering in the garden and hedgerows and I have seen quite a few Celandines, a sure sign of spring. Thought this would make a good subject for a drypoint print this week. This is the work in progress.