'Two Dogs' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition Print of Only 12

'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist
'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes Artist, Dog Drawings, Dog portraits, animal artist

'Two Dogs' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition Print of Only 12

from 165.00

'Two Dogs'  Drypoint Print by Samantha Barnes

These two beauties are at rest and as comfortable together as an old pair of shoes.

This is a drypoint print, made by me on my press.  There are 12 in the edition and can be purchased mounted, unmounted or framed.

The dimensions of these prints are 30 x 30cm paper size and 50 x 50cm mounted.

Each print is titled, numbered and signed by me, also 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.

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.

 

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