Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Quan Yin: an experiment with 'vernis mou' soft ground etchings

Today, after finishing off the etching of Zierikzee, I had a bit of an experiment with vernis mou, a wax used for soft ground etchings. It's more easy to make an impression on a soft ground so I tried a few different structures out and combined it with the normal way of making an etching, using an etching needle. This is the result: a Matrushka style Quan Yin (the bodhisattva of compassion - a female saint)

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