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.

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