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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 7

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 7

I took a hiatus from etching for the last month. I finished this today. The Virgin’s mouth is a bit fuzzy, but I think I’ll leave it that way. It was arguably the worst day of her life. A sword pierced her heart. Now I…

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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 3

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 3

The print is just beginning to solidify. I’ve taken my time with this print. The subject matter is very important, and it is paramount, for me at least, to give it the weight it deserves. The figure of Jesus is starting to gel, and I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY

For the past nineteen days or so I’ve been struggling with this, first in my mind, and then on paper. It started out as 12x18in. but I cut it down, There was too much going on. I had Roman soldiers reacting to the earthquake and…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

I’m close to an artist proof with this one. I guess I’ll wait a day or so to decide. The paper is soaked and ready for an edition. My thing now is I kind of like this. I know I’m sending┬áScourging at the Pillar┬áto a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 6TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 6TH PROOF

It’s late and tonight, July 2nd, is my 20th wedding anniversary. Don’t be surprised when I take the day off (if you’re hanging on my every written word…har har). I went nuts today and put a wash ground on the plate and bit it. Just…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 10TH PROOF

Something’s going on since I last posted. One, I thinkl I have this ink figured out. I had a bag of soaked Stonehenge sitting around for the last five days, and it wasn’t so wet and printed like gangbusters. Every square inch printed beautifully. I…

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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: PRINTING STONEHENGE PAPER WITH CHARBONNEL AQUA WASH

LE SUITE GESU: PRINTING STONEHENGE PAPER WITH CHARBONNEL AQUA WASH

The only thing I wish wasn’t so is how easily Charbonnel Aqua Wash ink breaks up in water. Akua requires soap to break it up, but Aqua Wash dissolves the second it gets overly wet. Makes for easy cleanup of plates, but if the paper…

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