Abstract self-portrait 

So this is me, from small brain to big foot…

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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.