|Print # 2|
Print number two does not inspire me. It is badly inked with fingerprints clearly visible and there is a lack of a dark contrasting value.
I decide to redo the resin for the two darkest tones. In order to do this I must be sure to cover all of the light areas with a layer of "stop out" varnish before the plate goes into the resin cabinet for a second time.
|Print # 3|
Here is the next print after that process and another acid bath. I have used some paper to wipe some areas of the plate which in this case has left a mottled appearance. However, the darks now give a better contrast.
I don't like the demarcation on the lower egg shell of the side shadow. I take some metal polish and a burnisher to work on this area.
|Print # 4|
Even thought the Prof. considers this a good print, I would still like to lighten the next one and work with the burnisher a bit on the top egg shell to get more contrast. I might also darken some outlines.
This year I am starting to really appreciate the process of printmaking and enjoy the class more. A lot has changed since we got a new professor last year and just maybe.....maybe I have learned some patience along the way.