|Second state showing the proof and plate with the added aquatint|
|Non-toxic hard ground|
|Pour it on|
|Walk it off|
After lunch, the students worked on their plates and while I created a successful sugar lift ground on the copper plate and etched fairly deeply.
|Proof of the third state with added lift ground.|
While I was etching the copper and the students were working away, I printed a couple of monoprints from a Solarplate I had neglected- it was from the Santa Fe workshop with Dan Welden. The image was made by drawing with a waxy crayon onto frosted glass and using the glass to create an image on the plate. I've been using it a few times, usually printing it with another plate, but it's always been subordinate. This time, I made it the star and I was pleasantly surprised at the results. You may recognize it...it's been used for both Fig. 16 and Fig. 21.
|Abstraction, Blue & Yellow 2|
|Abstraction Blue & Green 1|