'Dog Study' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition of only 12

'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist
'Dog Study' Drypoint Printmaking by Samantha Barnes Artist

'Dog Study' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition of only 12

from 175.00

'Dog Study' Drawings completed in preparation for some forthcoming dog portrait commissions I have coming up soon.  I love to see lurchers and whippets sleeping, they throw some great shapes whilst sleeping!

These drypoint drawings are 30 x 30cm unmounted and 50 x 50cm in the double mount that you see here.  You can select which you prefer at the checkout stage.

Each print is titled, numbered and signed in pencil and sent with a certificate of authenticity.

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What is Drypoint Printmaking?

This technique of ‘Drypoint Printmaking’ was first used in the 15th Century and one used during the pivotal Art Movements of the 20th Century.

What is Drypoint Printmaking?

Drypoint Printmaking is part of the 'Intaglio' family of printmaking.  

The technique is to draw directly onto a piece of zinc using scratch pens.  This creates a ‘burr’ or groove in the metal plate.  Ink is then applied onto the plate and into the burrs until the Artist is happy (this part is a little like painting directly onto the plate).  Before the ink dries, the metal place is laid face up on the press, ready to have prepared, dampened papers laid on top of it.  More tissue sheets are added and the press blankets are placed on top and then it goes under the roller, in my case twice.

Unpeeling the print from the metal plate is the most exciting thing ever.  Once happy with the print (there are generally 3 made for each print that leaves my studio) it is placed under heavy boards for a good 3 days to flatten the paper.

 

Samantha Barnes Printmaker, ipaintdogs, dog portrait artist, animal art