The tall format of this etchings allowed me to include all my favourite landscape elements. There's a child-like delight in including all these features even if it's not realistic. There's even a little tractor busy ploughing! As I've raised my own children I've been influenced by children's book illustration which often doesn't concern itself with realism and traditional perspective in favour of finding the fun in a subject.
This etching was created on two copper plates - tiny grooves and pits were made on each using a variety of resists and ferric chloride. Both plates are inked up in several colours then wiped back carefully before being printed onto damp paper on a traditional etching press (a bit like a mangle if you can remember mangles!) One plate is printed then removed and the second plate is printed on the paper over the top of the first. The plates are inked and printed by hand for every print in the edition. It comes in an acid-free window mount, cellophane wrapped and is carefully flat-packed with 4 layers of cardboard.
Etching on Hahnemuhle paper