Change of medium

In the previous post I showed some watercolours derived from the family photos. I have recently been doing a few days printmaking, during which I translated the watercolour portraits into solar plate etchings. A┬átransition from one medium to another – drawing to painting, painting to collage, paint medium to print – often suggests new ideas and directions. These are three of the etchings, they are small, just A6 size – the reproduction here is over lifesize, but shows the textures very well (ink wash and graphite pencil). There are six portraits altogether and I have also printed them as a single block image, which will be posted soon.Father solar plate etching A6 Judy Martin

Mother solar plate etching A6 Judy Martin

Aunt solar plate etching A6 Judy Martin