subtle, but it makes all the difference

branches, etched and spit-bitten

Yesterday in the studio I worked a new soft ground, and also decided to try some spit-bite aquatint on an older plate.

I’d already editioned this etching (A cottage under snow)  in its second state (10 prints), and was feeling adventurous. Not only have I finally got a feel for the process of aquatint, but I also managed to greatly improve this plate, rather than ruin it! So, a new edition for this third state will be forthcoming. See the difference below, before and after the aquatint:

before and after aquatint

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