Another etching print for the 2014 Medusa Calendar… I printed this one two or three weeks ago in fact, but have taken a little while to think about it. I have to admit I was not entirely sure I liked it when I first did it.
This was the one, if you have been following, where I forgot to reverse the drawing, several weeks ago now. And so the wind blows from right to left, which I had not intended… And then it is only black and white – no half tones, no shading. When I first did it I thought of working on it some more, adding to it, but what stopped me is the more I do to it, the more it will become like some of other pictures, and I quite like that it is different. I have actually used a range of treatments in this series of etchings to stop them looking too similar.
So, it has taken a while to get used to this one, but seeing the prints so far, which now total five, it makes quite a good contrast with the others.
I also considered adding colour as a possibility:
Again, not something I am quite convinced about yet. I shall probably have to wait till I have all twelve images assembled, and see if any of the others would work with a little colour or not. And so I continue… thinking…