New Etching Print Edition

  • Edition of 10

  • 11 x 15 inches (including border). The plate itself is 4 x 5 inches.

  • Zinc plate etching with aquatint, printed on Rives BFK 280g archival paper, untrimmed

  • hand drawn, inked, and printed by me

  • signed and numbered by me, as well

  • Available on September 26 at 12:00 pm PST on the store page of this website. For questions or concerns, feel free to email me (see my contact page).

Zinc plate etching on Rives BFK 280g archival paper, 4 x 5 inches

Zinc plate etching on Rives BFK 280g archival paper, 4 x 5 inches

#8/10, full size view

#8/10, full size view

I used this etching as a study for a painting that was exhibited in Chicago at Vertical Gallery in September. You can see it in the “Paintings” section of my site. Below are some photos of the print making process. I did not get photographs of every single step of the way, but that’s because I was busy working. Enjoy!

Here’s a shot of the uncompleted drawing on the metal plate. The zinc is covered with a layer of “hardground”, and a metal drawing/scraping implement is used to remove that layer, leaving he exposed zinc below to make essentially a negative of the desired image.

Here’s a shot of the uncompleted drawing on the metal plate. The zinc is covered with a layer of “hardground”, and a metal drawing/scraping implement is used to remove that layer, leaving he exposed zinc below to make essentially a negative of the desired image.

Here’s the plate after it’s been inked up for printing, but before the aquatinting process has begun.

Here’s the plate after it’s been inked up for printing, but before the aquatinting process has begun.

Printing the plate prior to aquatinting (I’ve got a small edition of this version to be released later).

Printing the plate prior to aquatinting (I’ve got a small edition of this version to be released later).

Aquatinted plate, after it was run over by an automobile. Yes, it was run over by an automobile after I put it on top of my car then forgot about it and drove away. I found it in the street minutes later. Happily, though, there was little damage to the plate, and even added some nice atmospheric elements in there. I like to think that a small pick up truck ran it over. Goes with the theme.

Aquatinted plate, after it was run over by an automobile. Yes, it was run over by an automobile after I put it on top of my car then forgot about it and drove away. I found it in the street minutes later. Happily, though, there was little damage to the plate, and even added some nice atmospheric elements in there. I like to think that a small pick up truck ran it over. Goes with the theme.

Inked up plate.

Inked up plate.

Ready to print

Ready to print

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Boom.

Boom.

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Dig those sweet, sweet textures.

Dig those sweet, sweet textures.