'Horses' Handpulled Drypoint Print. Edition of only 12

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'Horses' Handpulled Drypoint Print. Edition of only 12

185.00

Horses are full of grace yet so big!  Years ago I used to ride and utterly loved it.  Over the years I lost my nerve but have always loved them, rather like massive dogs - or not!

This is a drypoint print, made by me on my press.  The painted version  You can see the painted print here

It is 30 x 30cm, titled, numbered and signed in pencil.

1/AP  Prussian Blue Line

 

 

 

 

 

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Samantha Barnes is a dog portrait painter that loves to draw, paint and print other animals too, animal art, animal drawings, animal artist, custom animal portraits, animal art, animal gift commissions, animal portraits, dog artist.  Samantha Barnes Printmaking,

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.

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.