Etchings and Monotypes
I use printmaking to explore ideas about composition and color. I often start from a sketch, then make an etching, that may eventually help me develop ideas for a painting.
The process of printmaking requires so much patience and attention to detail that it has changed the way I make art in all media. My natural tendency in art is to be full of ideas and want to dash ahead but printmaking has taught me to pause and consider. While printmaking requires discipline, it is also a thrilling medium where you never really are in charge, there is always an element of surprise.
"Koreatown", Soft ground etching with spit bite aquatint and drypoint
"South Grand" soft ground etching with spit bite aquatint and drypoint.
This etching preceded my painting "South Grand"South Grand
"The Shield", Soapground and spit bite aquatint with drypoint
"Calder", spit bite aquatint with dry point
Rowing EtchingPrint Rowing"Rowing", soft ground etching with soapground and spitbite aquatint
Tree Etching"Tree", spit bite aquatint and soft ground etching
Umbrella Etching"Umbrella", hard ground etching and spit bite aquatint
Gallery of monotypes and etchings