- Still Life
- Napoleon Ivy
The milk jug in "Napoleon Ivy" is from a beloved Wedgwood tea set (named after the one used by Napoleon during his St. Helena exile) that I have had for almost thirty years !
Plate 10x15 cm on Hahnnemuehle paper
Paper size: 27x39 cm
Mezzotint is my favourite printmaking technique these days, as it allows me to work in a purely tonal way. It's also labour intensive and each print takes many hours of work. I work on a copper plate which is prepared with a special tool ( a rocker) that pokes the surface with thousands of small holes and makes it rough like sandpaper. I transfer the drawing ( often from one of my paintings) onto the plate and start scraping out with a blade what will turn out to be the lightest parts. Working from dark to light, the image slowly appears.
Once I am satisfied with the plate, I edition it on my printing press. I only produce small editions.
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