Sunflower – Aquatint Etching

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When we went to France last summer, we passed so many fields full of sunflowers and they were so vibrant.  We stopped and took photos of row upon row of sunflowers all facing the same way.

So, here is a sketch of mine turned into an etching.  I love etchings for their drawn quality and playing with the different techniques to get the tone right so that the drawing holds well together.

Making etchings is challenging as there are many more variables in the process than with linoprinting but the outcomes can be beautiful.

As I’m using acid to bite the steel plate, I’m doing this at a more equipped printmaking studio which means that I can only do this project on a Wednesday.  Hopefully next week I’ll have the final print to show you.

 

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