"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 15 February 2015


Its about time we had some wildlife back on this blog, so here is a 3rd stage proof from the current Mezzotint I'm working on.

After 10 hours rocking the plate and around another 7 scratching, scraping and burnishing, I think I've fiddled around with this plate enough now. I just need to wait for delivery of a batch of Somerset paper, which should be arriving in the morning and then I can print the edition.

Whilst I had the inks out I ran a proof off from a drypoint plate that I also have on the go.

Another one more or less ready to edition.

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