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.
Pencil on paper. Study for Durham gala banner portholes in etching.
Two prints from last week of etching course. The one at the bottom just a plain etching on hard ground. The one above with the addition of Aquatint and sugarlift.
Aquatint on a hard ground.
Aquatint on a hard ground etching with heavy acid bite outline.
The Pursuit of the Idle. Coalpickers tirelessly picking a seam (even when out of work).
Essential project reading for that flavour of 1860's northern France. The novel is about poverty and hardship during the time of a major strike. The title translates into a time for germination in nature but also has a double meaning as a political uprising that caused the starvation of millions of Parisians at the time.