Friday, 7 August 2015

Dry point pine cone three variations
Pine cone   dry point with chine colle & watercolour 8x7.5cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec
Pine cone   dry point with gouache 8x7.5cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec
Pine cone   dry point  8x7.5cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec

My little press and I have been busy experimenting with dry point. I'm still using perspex as a plate but I now have an dry point tool which is much easier on the hands than my old compass. I am rather pleased with these three variations and the different qualities that you can get just by changing an aspect of the printing process or working into the prints after. All three of these pine cones are available in my Etsy store here.

Below is the plate and dry point tool.


Lydie said...

J'adore la première !!!

Helen K. Beacham Fine Art said...

Beautiful results! So glad to hear about your new adventures, Lisa!

Judy said...

All beautiful, but the first one is stunning! I don't understand much of your dry point technique, but the results are great!

Chris Lally said...

I love all of your work, and these cones are especially wonderful!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Bonjour Lydie, et merci :o)

Hi Helen, thank you. They have been real adventures too, lots of twists and turns in the road but very exciting!

Hi Judy, thank you to you and happy bloggerversary. I think the best way to describe drypoint is that it is etching without the acid. I still find results a little unpredictable but I am slowly getting there.

Hello Chris and welcome. Thank you for visiting and taking time to comment, much appreciated. I took a quick peek at your blog and your batik technique looks fascinating. I will be back for a more in depth read soon. Best wishes.

RH Carpenter said...

These are great, I really like the top one with that burnt orange/gold coloring!! I imagine this takes a LOT of work and pressure - I have never tried it.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Rhonda, thank you. It has taken quite a long time to ink up the plate each time with these because of the detail. Wiping the detail and highlights has been the trickiest bit but I think I have found a method now... The little press is doing well pressure wise, better than I expected especially as the cupboard it is bolted to is now screwed into the wall too ;o)