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The Aesthetics of the Edge

I have always been fairly particular about the edges of the plate in my etchings.  When the image got to the point where it didn't need to go back in the etch again, I would pull out a file and clean the edges up.  First, long strokes perpendicular  to the face to make everything nice and straight.  Then cutting a [...]

Making a Save

One of the thinks that I love about prints is the malleability of the medium. When you are working on an image, you can change it in so many ways... you can add or remove plates, you can rework plates (some processes adapt to this more readily than others), you can change colors, you can change print order, etc. Each [...]

Problems

Every now an then, every artist runs into problems (or at least every artist who is looking at their work with a critical eye). They may be technical problems. They may be composition problems. They may be color problems. They may be all of these. The question is, how do we deal with them? Do we let them defeat us [...]