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Three of my mezzotints in a home
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Latest mezzotint...
"Plumber's Nightmare"
4 x 6"  edition 25 
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Plumber's Nightmare
 
 
Started another mezzotint this weekend...4 x 5" zinc plate.  It's another Back Porch Motif
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Back Porch
 
 
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.
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Pattern is transferred.....burnishing begun.  Some lines are incised, just to hold the pattern in the technical parts

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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.

 
 
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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.

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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.

 
 
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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.

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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.
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gallery interior