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Multiple Plate Etching Explained in 11 Minutes and 52 Seconds

November 1, 2015

From my demonstration at the February, 2015, opening of Heroes, Saints, and Expeditions at New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque.

2015 | Techniques | Tags: , , Comments (0)
Companions, 5.5" x 4", multiple plate etching

“Your work is so Apocalyptic”

October 9, 2014

Said a woman to me at an art fair recently. I am used to lots of “Your work is so whimsical!” and “You should make children’s books!” so the apocalyptic comment was a nice change. But, still. Odd. In my own head I think of my work as something that has moved me away from […]

2014 | Blog, Sub-Arctic Expedition | Tags: , , , Comments (0)
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New Grounds: The Manual for Non-Toxic Etching

February 9, 2014

After years of only existing in the authors’ heads and in classes and bits of paper at New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, NM, the premier manual for non-toxic etching is now available.  Representing the breadth and depth of 18 years of trials, experiments, failures and successes at the first non-toxic etching workshop in the […]

2014 | Blog, Techniques | Tags: , , Comments (0)

Making of an Etching, Pt. 3 (Softground)

August 3, 2011

Normally at this point I’d either be adding an aquatint to the existing etching plate, or creating one of two additional plates to use for color printing.  Both of those will yet come in Parts Four and Five, but first I’ve taken a little detour to add a Soft Ground to the plate. In Part […]

2011 | Techniques | Tags: , Comments (3)

Making of an Etching, Pt. 2

July 31, 2011

In Part 1 I began the process of creating an etching by drawing on a coated copper plate.  The next step is to etch the plate and then ink it up and pull a proof.  (Tragically, this chapter suffers a bit from lower image quality.  I had to borrow someone’s not-very-good cellphone camera.) First the […]

2011 | Techniques | Tags: , Comments (0)

Making of an Etching, Pt 1.

July 28, 2011

Many people express an interest in the process of creating an etching.  Over the next few days I will document this process from almost the beginning to the final trial proof. We begin already slightly into the process.  I’ve cut a piece of copper, bevelled the edges, and coated it with the hard ground–a blue-tinted […]

2011 | Techniques | Tags: , , , Comments (0)
multiple plate etching, 9" x 6", 2009

What Is This Piece About?

July 17, 2011

I get asked this question a lot.  Sometimes I’m reluctant to answer it, because part of the fun for me is hearing what others think my work is about.  I often hear things I never thought of. However, there is an answer to this question.  Usually, there are two answers.  One is the “Official Fine […]

2011 | Blog | Tags: , , , , Comments (3)