I have a project to draw all the towers I can see from my window. These are the towers of Finsbury, Hackney and Camden in North London.
To identify the Towers, I made an etching of the sky line. This is the view from my window. I look North.
This is an aquatint, made at East London Printmakers. Later I am going to put all the names on.
Here’s an earlier stage of the same picture. This is the hard ground etching.
This is Charbonnel Doux printing ink on Fabriano Unica Printing Paper from Great Art. Copper plate etched in Edinburgh etch for 25 minutes.
Here is an aquatint on copper plate, based on a drawing.
I made it at ELP Studio in Stepney. It took all day! I made 5 prints. This is one on Khadi paper which has a very strong texture.
Yesterday I experimented with aquatint at East London Printmakers.
These are three very small plates, about 3 inches by 2 inches. Click to enlarge the picture.
No.2 Aquatint + spit bite
No.3 Aquatint + wax crayon
No.1 Aquatint + varnish
Etching, made at East London Printmakers.
Etching in Charbonnel Doux ink, on copper plate using aquatint.
Printed at East London Printmakers. Thank you to Oscar for the advice on aquatint.
Soft and hard ground etching on copper plate, done at East London Printmakers. 6″x4″
An etching created and printed at East London Printmakers.
Basis of a New Year card.
Ink on Fabriano paper, just under 12 inches by 6 inches, to fit in a 6inch square envelope when folded.
The white line is sewing cotton, laid on the plate.