First thing I’m going to do today is mat and frame an etching of ‘The Hunter’ that someone dropped off. They wanted it framed in barnwood, but I don’t make frames like that anymore, However, I just came across a frame for this, how about that for coincidence. It’s longer than the current mat, but what I’m going to do is make a new mat with two holes, the one of the bottom I will put a turkey feather in.
I made this etching in 1994, it has a soft ground etch with aquatint. The hunter is Mark Peduzzi and is in a camouflage outfit posed, ready to let loose an arrow.
I wish I’d done more soft ground etches, it has such a nice quality about it, and they were very enjoyable to do. I think I did about three like that.
I got out my jewelers loop and looked at the image very close, I was amazed I was able to get some of the detail I saw in there. It made me yearn to do an etching.
But what I’m doing today is watercolor. I want to draw in ink and then lay in some watercolor wash to the image and I would like it to be on Arches text wove so that I can eventually print the images as well.
A hiker sitting on a mountain top. I want to work on the rock he’s sitting on today, I think that will be the biggest challenge of this work.
Also around the studio Sue just finished some special order butter dishes.
She got a request for one and figured she might as well make several of them, people have requested them in the past, but they are labor intensive and probably will be in the 40 dollar range, or more.
Here’s my favorite one, with a cow on it. Love it!!!
She’s so talented!!!!