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Excellently written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a much better place. Please keep it up! Cheers.
nice egg, but I am particularly intrigued by the method deKooning used, because I am wondering how the place where she "finger painted" the images was printed. Wouldn't the area where the rosin was wiped off with the finger not hold ink on the etched plate? Or is the image printed on black paper with white ink?
It IS a process question, so hopefully in keeping with your "egg", and I am hoping someone will let me in on the secret! I am teaching an intaglio class this term and would love to use such a direct method with my students,
thank you! cf
Thanks for asking this question. The eggs are so short, I don't have time to talk much about process. You are right. If we had etched the plate immediately after de Kooning drew the image, the area where she wiped off rosin would not have held ink, and other areas of the plate where the rosin was sparse would also have been short of ink-holding tooth. The image would have been there, but gray and looking somewhat motheaten. But after melting the first aquatint, we added another--a fine dusting in the aquatint box. It was the second rosin application that provided the rich black. Emily York talks about this print in detail in Magical Secrets about Aquatint, pages 14-18.
Happy new year to the team of Crown point press! Thanks for the creative statement in the midst of the doom and gloom writing all around.
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