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LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY GOES DIGITAL

LE SUITE GESU: DIVINE MERCY GOES DIGITAL

This image has taken a different turn. I began this thinking I would do another etching, and I will. But it has morphed into a digital paining, and here’s the reason why. I can also create a Sacred Heart from this form, and do different…

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LE SUITE GESU: AGONY IN THE GARDEN PROOF 3

LE SUITE GESU: AGONY IN THE GARDEN PROOF 3

This plate has been around the studio for months. I soaked it in vinegar before I realized vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and salt make a great ad hoc etching solution. So it had a tone on it very similar to the kind you put on a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 6

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 6

I put a softground on this and also did a spot etch for the Blessed Virgin’s face. I put the etching solution on with a brush locally and let it sit for two minutes. I scraped and reshaped the cliff next to the Virgin and…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 5

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 5

I wanted to give the print more contrast, so I did a lot of drypoint and engraving, and polished the areas I wanted very light. Now I have to adjust everything else in relation to what I did. The Blessed Virgin’s face is still in…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 2

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 2

I guess this is the awkward adolescent phase of an etching. There is a lot that goes into the first three or four proofs that doesn’t make the final cut. My usual routine is to really mess it up and find the beauty in the…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 1

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 1

The first proof usually doesn’t merit a trip to a scanning bed. In keeping with that, I just took a pic with a phone camera and fooled around with it on the phone’s Photoshop app. The first proof usually doesn’t merit a trip to a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 3

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 3

Major revision. Erased the two figures on the sides in the foreground and moved St. Mary Magdalene over to the right. I was able to reveal the Blessed Virgin’s entire body and give her a place to plant her feet. The elimination of the figure…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

I thought I’d really messed this up. The proofs were coming out part ghostly and some lines were popping out and didn’t belong and I don’t know what. But I went and redrew almost everything and etched it again. Now it works. The engraving I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 6TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 6TH PROOF

I have to do some serious work on this and the Crowning with Thorns. Scourging came out as I hoped it would. Now for the tough work on these. The dark treatment really comes out with Charbonnel inks. I think I’m going to try to just polish the…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: ARTIST'S PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: ARTIST'S PROOF

This was a pretty messy print just a day ago, with all types of mottling and visual noise, even though I liked a lot of it. No one is in complete control when making intaglio. You take what happens and try to make art out…

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