Sunday, 20 January 2013

Etching


It's been ages since I have posted here but Christmas activites, visitors, work in the garden and such hot weather have meant that no artwork has been done.  But 2 weeks ago, in spite of a heatwave with temperatures nearly 40C, I attended the Summer Art Experience here in Canberra.  It is run every January by the Artists Society of Canberra and I was enrolled for Colour Etching with Basil Hall.  Although I had done quite a bit of printmaking over the years, I had not done traditional etching, only drypoint which did not use acid.

These are some of the photos I took at the course.


Etching students 

Etching students 

Working at the etching press

Etching work by students

Etching work by students 


Zinc etching plate 

Etched print

Monoprint

Etching of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

 

1 comment:

Chris Hobel said...

thanks for sahring, the last time i did etching was in canberra, so long ago...really interesting,we are lucky to have missed the hot weather but it has not rained here for over 6 months.. my garden is...