It’s been a very busy week in the Stevens household so there’s not much art to show you. That said, I wanted to show you my Hare etching that I’ve done off the back of a sketch I did last year.
I love etchings, for the fact that you can make such fine lines; a real drawing quality that you can’t get with Lino (or that might just be me!).
I haven’t done etching for a long time because of all the preparation you need to do; preparation of the metal plates, using hard ground/soft ground , using an acid bath, lots of mess (again that might just be me, I constantly have messy fingers). And, if you’re really lucky, you end up with a lovely print.
I’m out of practice with the acid bath, but Hare turned out well, so he’ll be featuring in my exhibition.
Hope you’ve had a good weekend, and have had great weather. It’s been a lovely day, too lovely for paperwork!