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Video Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking

I found this brilliant video introduction to Intaglio printmaking on Youtube: Very well-edited and informative video clip. Mezzotint is one of Intaglio printmaking techniques. Strictly speaking, it is a drypoint, as the image on the plate is formed by roughening the surface of the plate and then smoothing some areas, as opposed to incising the metal in engraving, […]

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Mezzotint and more… Margaret van Patten

While looking for artists working in mezzotint, found an amazing art by an artist Margaret van Patten. Paper Thin photo by Harold Hutchinson Etching with mezzotint The image is rich in content – messages from conscious and subconscious levels merge in an emotional and elegant manner. The technical diversity the artist applied to creating the […]

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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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