Dunvegan Castle.

This is a large etching (30x40cm) etching on zinc I made, back in 2010.

I am particularly fond of this one, especially because I’m a Macleod.

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To work with a burnisher…

As a second state, I added a softground to the initial tiny etching I worked on specifically for a Spanish mini print contest.

The background was far too dark.

It was hiding the two tiny guys who were trying to escape time by running away from the hourglass.

I worked with the burnisher, till I was satisfied with the result, and then applied a 220/1000 and 1200 sandpaper.

This is this final result of the second state.


Macleod Standing Stone

This the final (?) state of the etching published a few articles ago..

I have added an aquatint to the Stone, as the craquele background was a bit too heavy.

The crosshatched pattern now blends well with the structure of the stone.

The original Macleod standing stone is an element put up  approx 3000BC on the Isle of Harris.

It overlooks the North Sea, close to the famous Scarista Beach,facing America, and is quite stunning.

(Especially for a Macleod!).

300x400mm

Softground, craquele, etching and aquatint on zinc.

Clouds above the whale

The time for pure experimental work is nearly over.

  1. I will need to start applying what I’ve learned during the past weeks, appkying it to the new ideas i have in mind..

(This is a crayon technique on top of a etching sketch. It is supposed to go over the Whale etching).

Note that is works as a woodcut: what you draw is what becomes white in colour. 

Unlike woodcuts, though,  you can obtain shades of grey.