Rainy Day at the Pond
7 x 5
hard ground etching
The plate was step etched, meaning that different parts of the plate were bitten for different amounts of time. The lighter areas like the trees in the distance and the sky were bitten for the shortest amount of time, then stopped out (covered with asphaltum) to keep them from continuing to etch. I then continued to etch the areas I wanted to be darker. The lighter areas were only etched for a few minutes. The total etching time was about 35 minutes.
This one shows the rainfall and the pond water.
All images can be clicked for a larger view. Here are a couple of details. The first one shows the line work in the trees, bushes and grass.
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