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Published: April 3, 2005
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etching on a zinc plate of some trees
Image size
254x720px 201.6 KB
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 2, 2005, 3:48:41 PM
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Looks a little more "yellow" than "grey", actually- is that the paper, the lighting, or both? Have you printed it in in different settings with different colored inks and paper? I bet that would be lovely in sepia... print it double-registration with orange and Renaissance black, on buff paper; maybe even machine collage it onto a whote border...

Your plate tone looks a little uneven, particularly in the top-right corner. Or is that a deliberate effect?

What are the dimensions of this piece?
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Well, color is *supposedly* an "advanced techinque" but it shouldn't be too hard to come by a few different shades of black. It's really rather interesting; the blacks generally distinguish themselves not by the color of the black itself but by the greys they produce- blue-black has a subtle blue hue, Renaissance black has browns... and it really can make quite a difference. Right now I'm trying to elicit a "glow" from my 'Windy' print; a blue-black on white with a buff border seems to work nicely but I'm experimenting with other options (a green+blue-black double-registration print, for example) and I hope to have a multi-plate multi-color print to finish off the semester.
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I really couldn't think of a title and I had to turn it in right away. I thought it had a grey and lonely feeling to it, hence grey.
The paper itself does have a bit of a yellow tinge. I have never use other ink colors, perhaps I will ask my professor about other options next time class meets.
And no, that plate tone was not deliberate, at the point I making this edition I was rather frustrated and sloppy.
Dimensions, hummm... that is a good question. Off hand I would say 7ish by 3ish inches. Sorry I don't know for sure, it was a scrap plate and I don't have any prints handy.
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