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!