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Mezzotint and more

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While looking for artists working in mezzotint, found an amazing art by an artist Margaret van Patten. photo

Paper Thin

photo by Harold Hutchinson
Etching with mezzotint

The image is rich in content – messages from conscious and subconscious levels merge in an emotional and elegant manner. The technical diversity the artist applied to creating the plate makes for a complex yet un-crowded image.

Love her work!

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Written by marina kim

April 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

New mezzotints

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"Roses"

"Roses"

I’ve spent the last two weeks at the printmaking studio. Made a few attempts at monoprinting… Too raw. I am not confident enough with this technique yet. But it’ll change, given time. At Brenda’s studio…

However, the time wasn’t wasted at all. I am rather pleased with my 6 new mezzotints.

I asked Martin Maywood to send me random little pieces of the pre-rocked plates. He found 4. It is often very helpful to work within limits of what you have. In this case, the sizes of the plates dictated the choice of the themes and compositions. And it worked well.

The first image is a rose. Or rather two… Read the rest of this entry »

Written by marina kim

March 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Printmaking

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