Fine Artist Mindy Lighthipe blogs about drawing the beauty of nature.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "TORTOISE BEETLE 1" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe
This Tortoise Beetle is the second in the set of Artists' Proofs I have done as I experiment with Solar Etchings. Solar printing allows me to do my drawings on paper, create a negative scan of the drawing and then burn the images onto a plate that is exposed to light. The result is similar to traditional intaglio printing but I don't have to work in reverse or worry about making a mistake on the copper plate. Once the plate is exposed to light, the image is burned into the plate. I then ink the plate, wipe it clean and the ink that remains is left in the "burned" recessed areas of the plate. The plate is hand pulled through a traditional press and the remaining ink creates the image. 4.5"x4.5" Printmaking on Paper/Available
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