|Prisoner's Harbor, Santa Cruz Island - 2.75 x 4 Drypoint with Watercolor|
A tiny drypoint added to the series I'm working on, inspired by the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Ventura, after two wonderfully amazing trips out to the islands last year. Process shots begin at the bottom of this post.
|Prisoner's Harbor, from the Santa Barbara Historical Society|
|Drying an edition of 11 on a closet-maid & clothes-pin print hanger|
|Pulling a proof print on my etching press.|
If you'd like to see how a drypoint on plexiglass is made,
I posted a 5 minute video of the process on on my youtube channel here.
|Preparing intaglio ink, a dauber and cotton swabs|
|One last pass of cross-hatching before printing.|
|I beveled the edges of the plate once I got back to the studio|
|Started on an airplane, with tunes, a reference photo, plexiglass, |
a diamond-point scribe and lots of time to kill.
When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.