printmaking

Drypoint  Printmaking

 

Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family in which a drawing of an image is scratched into a plate with a dry point needle. Ink is then applied onto the plate which settles into the scratched lines. A cloth is used to wipe away excess ink. Once the excess ink is removed, the plate is run through an etching press along with a piece of dampened paper to produce a printed impression.

I was introduced to this printmaking technique when working with a group of artists in The Netherlands in 2011.

 

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Digital Printmaking

 

I create my digital prints by scanning hand drawn images with highly textured oil pastel paintings and tusche paintings - then I layer them digitally to create my final compositions. I print the compositions on archival fine art paper with archival inks and hand apply color with either soft pastel chalk or watercolor washes.

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Print Editions

 

The numbers written under the print refer to how many prints were made in the print edition. For example, if it reads 2/20 it means you are looking at the 2nd print edition of a series of 20 prints. 

 

Varied Edition (E.V. edition varies) states that not all prints in the edition are exactly alike. The printmaker does this intentionally in a variety of ways such as adding something to the print like a watercolor wash.