The Fall semester began this week and one of my courses is Printmaking III- I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. I am still very much the novice, but I do feel I have a better grip on this elusive medium. This first week of this semester I have focused upon two plates : one a relief print on lino ; the second an intaglio drypoint on copper.
I am determined this semester to achieve a better grasp of intaglio , I find it so challenging. The following are early proofs, the lino being the more successful of the two.
Artist’s Proof # I
relief print,lino on paper
plate 10″ by 12″
St Anthony of the Desert
Artist’s proof # II,
drypoint, copper plate, 6″by 8″
As I said the intaglio needs a lot of work. Given that I am determined to work solely in drypoint for this print, the “burrs” are causing me some trouble. I will this weekend rub them out, adding more marks as needed. This is when I wish I had a home press, I am burning with a desire to resolve this problem NOW!
But I must practice patience, taking deep Ujjayi breath. Printmaking is not an immediate art, at least with out a home press.
The inspiration for the relief print, which is close to complete, is the following watercolor ( a VERY immediate medium ).
Redemption of the Father