Etching weekend class with Carole Shepheard August 2015 at her Kawhia workshop with a wonderful water view. How magic to sit drinking coffee with a wood pigeon sitting outside the window.
This is an etching done from a photo I took at Riverton in Southland, NZ a couple of years ago. What a magic spot and this rickety old wharf just begged for attention.
On the right is an aquatint made from the same etched plate, using two tones of ink.
This uses the same plate in a Chine Colle technique using one tone of ink for printing, but onto heavy paper overlaid with tissue that has been coloured previously with three colours.
What a wonderful weekend and a wonderful bunch of women. We had a lot of fun, made a few mistakes which were turned into opportunities, but in the end what fabulous results. Everyone went away tired but happy. Carole is a wonderful teacher, and shares her knowledge in a seemingly effortless way. She must've been very tired at the end of the weekend too, with eight of us to wrangle.