Having completed the confirmation stage and awaiting feedback I have had time to potter into the etching studio at NUCA for a couple of occasions. This week I did print a proof of the first stage.

The etchings were liked during the show I had at NUCA last month so I decided to make another as a self portrait. This is based on a photo I made for the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts show about the artist’s studio. I find the transferring of an image to the plate difficult for some reason. This one is based on a photo which has been inverted and then monochromed to give me a chance. This has been dipped twice so far and then re-grounded for further working.

I have found some nice etchings by Lucien Freud who uses etching as a drawing medium and just dips it once. This appeals.