Tuesday, March 10, 2009

~Etchings~


~My mind has just been full of ideals lately~ all of these fun images keep dancing around up there, in my" little ol noggin". And, I am so excited that this last set is done & the show is up & running. I was painting on the set over these past few weeks~Narnia~ it opened on Friday.
~yeah~ so now I am pulling out the etching press that I bought for myself~Oh, about this time last year. I love etchings, but, it has been about 15 years since I have made one. Truth be told, I have all, but forgotten the process. But, I have been reteaching myself. Anyway~ once you are set up & get the necessary materials together, than, well you are good to go. ~I have decided to not use the acid bath process, here at home, for obvious reasons. But, you can still get a very nice print just using dry point~that is when you are actually drawing on a zinc plate with a metal styles(not sure if I spelled that right).
I will be sure to show you the process once I am set up.
The painting here is a water color~ but, the line work, done with pen & ink, are very much like what you will get with an etching.Oh, and the piece that I posted for Valentines Day of my son, is an etching. Actually it was the last etching I made. Time fly's~
~So, I am off to buy my ink & lovely cotton paper.
~have a wonderful Tuesday~
~Amy~

10 comments:

twolefthands said...

Just too adorable!

lagirl said...

I'll be watching for your post when you tell/show us the process for etching. Beautiful details and colors in the pictures posted. Soooo sweet.

BTW, is your sister artistic too?
Happy Birthday to Briget!

Paz said...

Awww! Soooo cute! Love it. Love the colors, too.

Paz

Diane Duda said...

This is lovely, Amy.
And so was the comment you left me. :)
Thanks so much!
xo
Di

xo
Di

LuLu said...

Bonjour Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog regularly and leaving your always sweet comments! You have no idea how much I enjoy them! Your watercolor is beautiful! So is the picture of you and your sister together! Have a happy, happy day! LuLu xxx

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Amy, I love your work! The children are amazing.

steviewren said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Your painting is lovely. The lines in the face are simple, but so expressive.

I'm eager to see some of your new etching when they are finished.

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

I love your work!!! I started out in watercolor~~and I still love to go back and play with it~~~people don't really know how difficult it can be to work with. BUT THE RESULTS ARE BEAUTIFUL !!!! YOU ARE SO VERY TALENTED !!!Thank-you for the visit today and letting me know you missed me !!! I've been really sick for almost a month.I'm starting to feel alittle better~~I hope to post in the morning(we'll see)!!!Thanks again for checking up on me!!!BLESSINGS, Deborah

Pease Porridge said...

What a sweet painting! I love this one. Little fairy baby. How cute. I am giving you an award. Stop by if you have time. No hurry and only if you have time.

Jennifer

Kimberly said...

These are beautiful!