Artwork description:

Moody, mysterious and atmospheric. A description similar to many of my oil paintings.
Each week I spend a day in an etching studio, and I find this complex 'process driven' work complements well the fluid expressiveness of oil painting.

This piece was inspired by the fabulous windswept region of Rutland Water in the North of England. The water and air merge and vibrate, changing the appearance of the landscape with each moment.

To create this etching I have used a zinc plate, aquatint (melting resin dust onto the plate with a flame, to allow the ink to 'grip'), litho crayon, acid and burnishing. The professional etching ink is smeared onto the plate and gently removed, with some additional ink deliberately left on the plate to create the variation between each individual print. The image is formed by placing the inked plate on the bed of an etching press, with a sheet of 'Somerset' heavy weight, white paper, on top. The press is then hand 'wound', pressing the plate and paper together, transferring the image onto the paper.

Offered here are two prints from a limited series of 15. Due to the individual preparation of each artwork, there are deliberate variations between each print. This method of etching creates a 'mono print', because each print varies according to the application of the coloured inks.

Please specify which print you would like to purchase, referring to the order that they appear in the photographs (both of these prints are available for sale. I have removed the 'sold' print, to avoid confusion!).

Rutland. Print 1
Image/plate size 29 cm x 36 cm
Paper size 37 cm x 46.5 cm

Rutland. Print 2
Image/plate size 29 cm x 36 cm
Paper size 36 cm x 47 cm

I have signed, dated, titled and numbered each print (as they are individual 'mono prints', each is numbered 1/1). It will be sent to you wrapped in tissue paper, in a sturdy cardboard tube.

Materials used:

Printmaking paper, etching inks, zinc plate, acid, aquatint & etching press


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Rutland (2020)


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