Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's an Egg! Really?

I think this is the prettiest brown egg I've seen and I can't bear to break the shell. So it's been sitting there in the carton alone for some time now. I just look at it and say "maybe next time!"
Isn't it strange the optical illusion that you see in the photo - how the holes seem to come forward and back? I love these types of illusions.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Frog Etching

This is one of my first etcings that I did while I was in school but still really like. I like the tones even though I didn't use any aquatint! There is some plate tone which adds to the effect. My teacher liked the way the dark spots came out on the frog - looking fuzzy and almost three dimensional. I'm sure that I etched those areas in the nitric acid (what we used in school at the time) for quite a long time to make the lines very black. Anyway, linework can be very satisfying!