Sunday, November 08, 2009

Coral Reef Etching

Here's the little etching (3 x 4) that I have been working on and finished in time to enter into the Daniel Smith Printmaking Show. I really enjoyed the ease of intaglio on the acrylic and like the finished look: so old fashioned despite the modern materials. I have started another one so that I have something to stick in my purse and work on when I'm stuck waiting to pick up kids.

6 comments:

tlc illustration said...

I love this Suzy. I so totally want to more of this printing stuff! next year...

Have you tried of version of this that gets really, really dark in the bottom right corner?

Kathleen said...

Love the texture. this is a nice contrast to your colorful paintings. It will be great to see more of these.

Rebecca Bush said...

Lovely! Great linework-- I am astounded by your command of this medium. Nice composition too.

Sarah said...

Now that I've tried this, I know how hard it can be to create an etching with good tone and shading. This is gorgeous! I love the upside down shrimp. I think Tara has a great suggesting of pushing the darks even deeper in the lower right - and you might the seaweed billowing off up top to get even lighter at the top.

jog said...

I love all of the line work and detail (can you believe that I like detail?!!)--yet it still feels like it is underwater and gently moving.

A darker corner --the lower part--might be interesting, but be careful that the white vertical does not become too white and distracting next to it. You could always try it in Photoshop--lasso the area and play with the contrast in just that area.

And good for you for taking the class--it's fun to have permission to indulge oneself for an entire day, isn't it?!

michelle said...

Suzy this etching is GORGEOUS. It reminds of how much I love this art form and what wonderful subject matter. Almost has an old world illustration feel to it.