Finished this plate and decided to pull an edition. Probably 25 + artist's proofs
printed on Fabriano 90# acid free paper.
Below is the finished plate and a print.
Pattern is transferred.....burnishing begun. Some lines are incised, just to hold the pattern in the technical parts
After the first session of burnishing, I ran a "proof-print", just to check my progress. The blue sharpie design also printed. I wish I could make a whole edition of prints with this "sharpie" bleed-through. I think it looks cool.
This is the design I decided to use. It's a watercolor I did last month. I resized it, reversed it, and rendered it in black and white.
After I rocked the plate, I drew the design with a sharpie. I began to designate the areas that will be black, and leave them untouched. The negative areas around the pumbing will be black also.
Thanksgiving evening, I started rocking a new mezzotint plate. This time I used a 5 x 7" zinc etching plate, rather than copper, because I thought the extra thickness would help the richness of blacks acheived with my little studio press. I used a 65 pt rocker, and rocked in 16 directions.
We opened a new gallery. It's The Gallery on Sixth, in Tulsa.
My prints and watercolors are there, along with some incredible "high-end" crafts, such as wood-turning, marquetry and handmade clocks, hand-woven baskets, and hand-made jewelry.
Notice the emphasis on "hand-made". This ain't your run of the mill craft show.
2207 East 6th Street, Tulsa...One block west of Lewis on 6th. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.
Yep, it's open after Thanksgiving.