Saturday, April 5, 2014

Etching of a Window - Inspired by Paris (a peek at the process)

A friend of mine who's fond of etchings asked me recently to make an etching of an old French-inspired window. Knowing that I have an interest in learning French AND that I do etchings, she knew that I would be the perfect artist to create her piece. It was fun working with her as we discussed our ideas about what it should include and how it might look. I started the
etching on a copper plate as usual with the line etching and then later added aquatint to give it more tones. Here I'm showing the plate inked after the first etching and the print I made from it. I liek the way it looks. I worked on the plate with my scraper and burnisher to make a few changes before etching it a second time. Only a few changes were made. Then it was on to aquatinting!

inked plate after first etching

print after first etching and before aquatinting


  1. Humm ... it is smelling place Dauphine !


    1. :-D
      Good memories returned when I was making this etching! :-)

  2. My significant other really enjoyed this etching, as you know! I wholeheartedly concur. I commented previously to you, that the texturing has to be authentic for the material that is depicted. You hit the mark on this one, Anne!

  3. Thanks Randy!
    I'm looking forward to seeing it in its new home!