Monthly Archives: November 2016

Oncidium tsiku marguerite

When I bought this plant, I thought the flowers looked like angels. Now I realize they’re definitely Furies, a conclusion that owes more to Francis Bacon than a study of Greek literature.

Comparing different papers

After several rosin applications and a bit of tinkering with the aquatint process, this plate finally has a nice velvet black background. ┬áThe next step is to burnish the gray tones and improve the range of values. ┬áLast night in the studio, I wondered if switching from my favorite gray Magnani pescia paper to the […]

Buried Treasure

In the past few years, my printing techniques have evolved and improved, and I’ve decided to give second chances to old etched plates. This etching began as a 9″ x 12″ plate. At the time, I was convinced that it was the single worst piece of art I had ever created. It occurred to me […]