A magical winter snow scene on Hampstead Heath 20 minutes away from Piccadilly Circus in London. Known today as The Sports Ground this area of open space has been used by locals and weekend visitors for hundreds of years to escape from their daily cares.
This is a hand made etching and aquatint with each print being inked up and wiped by hand. The way the metal plate is inked each time is as much part of the creation of the image as the making of the metal plate by dipping in acid. Each inking is slightly different and each print is therefore unique.
Oil based etching ink on Somerset paper 250gsm