So this is me, from small brain to big foot…
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.
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.
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!).
Softground, craquele, etching and aquatint on zinc.