Category: Mezzotint

New mezzotint prints

I have finished working on a few plates, most of which are going to be exhibited at the Blackheath gallery in London starting from 11th of June as part of their Summer Show. Decided to experiment with adding colour to mezzotint. Got varied feedback. I am posting images with colour and without colour, and would […]

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Mezzotint. How Many Proofs?

I seem to be managing with less proofs now than I used to. Some prints took around 20 or more stage proofs before the final image. Especially the larger portrait mezzotints, like “Girl by the Window”, “Mother and Child” and “Alina’s Faces”. The smaller and less detailed mezzotints were finished with 4-7 proofs. I put together […]

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Mezzotint print “Alina’s Rose”.

Alina is my younger daughter. At the time I made this mezzotint she was almost three. I was looking for an image for a mezzotint on a very long and narrow plate – 40×12.5 cm. My intention was to have a flower on it, but I wanted it to be held, so that the hands would be […]

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About mezzotint…

I was sent a question through my ebay store Printocrats about the nature of mezzotint. I thought I’d post the whole dialogue here, because it explains a little, how a mezzotint is an original print and not a reproduction method: Q: – hi is this created from a picture ?

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