This is a dry point etching of a Superb Fairy Wren, also known as a 'blue wren.' I'm working on a series depicting this little bird and calling the range "Blue." In this series I'll be concentrating on keeping the drawn lines loose and tryig to capture the essence of this favourite little Australian bird.
This is an original dry point etching, inked up by hand and pulled through my printing press on Hahnemulhe cotton rag paper.
Image Size - 10 x 10cm
Paper Size - 15 x 19.5cm
Edition Size - 20
This etching is sold unframed and unmatted.
Blue I, Dry Point Etching
A dry point etching is a print made from a plate (often copper, but can also be acetate, zinc, aluminium etc) that has been directly scratched into with a sharp point. The plate is then inked up by rubbing thick ink all over the plate. The excess ink is wiped away leaving the ink only in the scratched lines. The plate is then placed onto a press bed with dampened paper on top and felt blankets to cusion the work. It is all pulled through pressured rollers and the ink is transfered from the plate onto the paper. For each subsequent print the inking up process has to be repeated.
I ship express post with tracking for all my original etchings within Australia. Each piece of work is packaged with protective foamcore or for larger pieces rolled and posted in a tube.