|AQUATINT CLASS , Evening Reflections|
G E T T I N G-- S T A R T E D
|The new 24 inch by 17 inch copper plate is ready to go into the box.|
|When the rosin in the box gets low I grind lump rosin with a mortar and pestle and put it into the aquatint box.|
|This new 4 plate aquatint will be drawn from a photograph that I took at Jewel Lake, Tilden Park, Berkeley, in February of 1980. The same photo was used for the lithograph, Twilight.|
Photoshop is used to reverse the image and to cut the photo into eight sections. The smaller pieces make it much easier for me to see the image source as I draw onto the plate.
|Rosin is dropped and melted onto the plate. Grids are marked to aid in the freehand translation of the image onto the new plate.|
|Now the new plate is ready for the first paint-out to begin.|