Artist's description:

Beetle printed from an engraved dry point etching plate, the technique involves engraving a design carefully and slowly, then filling the plate with ink, rubbing the excess ink off till all that left is the ink in the engraved grooves. The plate is then put through a press and the ink I pushed out onto the paper. A black and white print is then visible on the paper, which I then add ink to the print with a paintbrush. The beetle is part of a limited edition print run of 30, which means that the plate is only used 30 times to print.

This beetle print goes nicely as a pair with the Tok Tokkie beetle also available in my store.

Printed on textured heavyweight 300gsm hot pressed smooth watercolour paper.

Original design by © Shirley Payton 2016. All rights reserved by the artist

Materials used:

300gsm Smooth Watercolour Paper, ink

Beetle with Gold and Orange detail (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Shirley Payton from United Kingdom

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