End of second week at the studio developing new techniques and finding our feet in a new art making space. Use of new equipment, sourcing materials and realising things are done differently everywhere! It's a great thing to have a wife who is also a dedicated and beautiful print assistant. Thanks Alex.
Aquatint on a hard ground etching with heavy acid bite outline.
First etching using an aluminium plate that is smoked using a flame. Metal cleaned with chalk before rolling ink to an even honey colour. Plate transferred still hot to a precariously wedged in angle at the bottom of an infinitely black chimney. Drawing process in stages from here.