Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mezzotint and Etching

The first of these pieces is a mezzotint I worked on this past winter. A mezzotint is a n intaglio process in which a copper plate is worn down to a black tone, using a tool called a rocker. The highlights of the image are then burnished out of this black tone. It takes a number of hours to accomplish, but I would say it is worth the wait.
The second piece Three Sisters is part of a series of etchings I completed involving Greek mythology and modern day circus sideshows. This piece was also accepted into the 2010 New York Society of Etchers annual at the National Arts Club.

Portfolio 2011 Extended

Portfolio 2011

I am creating this blog as a quick reference until my website is completed. I will be posting various pieces in my portfolio as time goes by.
The first piece is part of a series of a dear friend of mine.
The etching is something I have just recently finished and is entitled The Three Beggars.
The last piece in this set was featured in the 2009 New York Society of Etchers Annual at the National Arts Club. The piece, titled Collection II, traveled to Israel along with the Society of Etchers show.