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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 6

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 6

I put a softground on this and also did a spot etch for the Blessed Virgin’s face. I put the etching solution on with a brush locally and let it sit for two minutes. I scraped and reshaped the cliff next to the Virgin and…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 2

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION STUDY DAY 2

This is a lot closer. I have to define the crown of thorns better. Then maybe it’s time to go to the plate. I redrew Jesus’ legs and hands. Redrew the Blessed Virgin’s face. Redrew Mary Magdalene’s face. Redrew Mary, wife of Cleopas’ face over…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 10TH PROOF

I’m close to an artist proof with this one. I guess I’ll wait a day or so to decide. The paper is soaked and ready for an edition. My thing now is I kind of like this. I know I’m sending Scourging at the Pillar to a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

I thought I’d really messed this up. The proofs were coming out part ghostly and some lines were popping out and didn’t belong and I don’t know what. But I went and redrew almost everything and etched it again. Now it works. The engraving I…

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LE SUITE GESU: PRINTING STONEHENGE PAPER WITH CHARBONNEL AQUA WASH

LE SUITE GESU: PRINTING STONEHENGE PAPER WITH CHARBONNEL AQUA WASH

The only thing I wish wasn’t so is how easily Charbonnel Aqua Wash ink breaks up in water. Akua requires soap to break it up, but Aqua Wash dissolves the second it gets overly wet. Makes for easy cleanup of plates, but if the paper…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 7TH & 8TH PROOFS

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 7TH & 8TH PROOFS

This densely pigmented Charbonnel is murder to wipe. The proof on the left, #7, is paper-wiped. The one on the right, #8, is hand-wiped after I added a few drops of Aqua Wash Oil to the ink. Not much difference, except some parts print a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 5TH PROOF

I’ve been working towards this very dark, worked image since I started this print. Now I probably just use scraping, burnishing, and polishing to finish it up. The nose is really projecting…finally. I’ve got it modeled and the old chiaroscuro is beginning to work. I…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: 5TH PROOF

If you follow professional golf, you know what Moving Day is. Today was moving day for this print, and also Carrying the Cross, and Crowning with Thorns. I bit them and bit them hard. The wash ground wasn’t perfect, but I can fix that. What is important…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: WASH GROUND

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: WASH GROUND

I’ve been mulling over how I want to do clouds in the background for a few days, and I decided to scrape out the clouds and apply a wash ground over it. Wash ground always gives a smoky effect, so I don’t know how this…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS, 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS, 5TH PROOF

I’m skipping showing the 4th proof, as I got this one closer to really defining what I want from the print. The “underdrawing” is done, pretty much, on the figure of Jesus. Next comes scraping and layering deeper etches in the face. I might do…

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