Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Etching me


An etching on soft ground made this afternoon in Rotterdam of me wearing a big old Indian hand block- printed shirt. Sally said "why don't you wear an apron?" and I said this is it! Why not have beautiful things even as overalls? This is my kind of etching - it was in the nature of an experiment but came out quite well. In feel it is not so different from just drawing.. you put paper on top of a zinc plate covered with a soft ground. The pencil strokes are transmitted through the paper, picking up the paper texture on the way, and somewhat softening the lines. . Then the acid does its work and the plate is inked for printing..... quite a few times, if you like.
a bientot
Jane

5 comments:

Sheri Burhoe said...

You make it sound very easy, I think I may like to try that someday.I have plans to try a lino cut and have already done monoprinting a few times before.Etching sounds like fun too.

Jane Walker said...

I think linocut could really suit you - try that first - especially because it is easy to work in up to five or so colours without needing a graphics studio...

Alberto, il pittore said...

Nice work Jane.

SARAH FRANCE said...

This is beautiful - so textured and full of character

Yellow said...

Hiya Jane, thanks for dropping by my blog & leaving such a nice message.
I've had a read back through and your nudes are amazing. I laughed when I read the one where you were bored with the sitting and wanted to set fireworks off in the studio to wake everyone up.
I wear printed t-shirts while painting, and they're becoming works of art in themselves.