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Mezzotint: Test print!

I always find it very exciting to pull the first test print from a new plate, especially when I’m working with a new technique. I pulled a test print from the mezzotint plate I’ve been working and am pleased with … Continue reading

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2014 Projects: Collagraph

I often work on more than one plate at a time. I enables me to work creatively in different ways. The mezzotint work requires a very methodical and precise way of working. To counter this, I started working on some … Continue reading

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Mezzotint: working on the image

After working the plate this past week, I inked and printed a test print. The ink was applied with a roller and worked into the plate texture with a clean piece of tarlatan, which is a stiff, open-weave cotton fabric … Continue reading

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Mezzotint: rocking the plate

After my last post, a friend of mine expressed interest in this process so I decided to add more detail on how I’m creating the matrix plate for my mezzotint. ¬†Here is a close-up of the serrations on the rocker. … Continue reading

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2014 Projects: Mezzotint

Starting a new project: mezzotint! Mezzotint is an intaglio process that uses tools instead of acid to create the image.¬†Because I can’t have acid in my studio, mezzotint is an attractive printmaking method. The initial reference I used is Ross … Continue reading

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Welcome to my site.

Printmaking enables the artist to engage in progressive experimentation like few other mediums. As such, my work often explores variations on a visual theme in order to capture just the right mood, or to reflect our own changing perspectives. My … Continue reading

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