Monday, March 7, 2011

neglected drypoints

A drypoint etching receives some new colour

I have a folder in a drawer in which for some years have laguished a set of drypoints printed on some lovely soft gray paper. But they were very gray, and seemed to lack the life they deserved. This morning in a burst of creativity, I coloured the garland and warmed the flesh tone shadows to bring a real change to these negleted etchings. Pleased with this I will commision a frame while in a positive mood.
The original source for the drypoints was an earlier gouache called 'Festive head'.