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STUDIES
FIRST ETCHING, "WINDSWEPT", 5X7 ZINC PLATE
A few years ago I decided to apply my extreme detail approach to ecthings.  I built my own etching press with the help of a millwright shop, and soon began trying new techniques.

Different from graphite drawings, there is no way to lay down a smooth tone of gray using the stylus alone, however the ability to make infinitely thin lines is much greater than even my smallest mechanical pencil.  These combine to create a new aesthetic to drawings, with hatching (many lines in succession) serving as tones and the thickness of those lines determining how much ink it will hold and therefore how dark the line will be.  All of my etchings are complete line drawings, with no tinting of any kind (i.e. aquatint), so every tone, shadow, and light seen is from either the presence or absence of a line.

Many of the compositions are landscapes as I also explore etching as a way of making En Plein Air (on site) drawings in scenic places.  The etchings presented here show the progression of technique and compositional studies as I explore this medium.

Thanks for looking and check back often as I add new pieces!

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Studies - First Etchings (completed in 2011-2012)
WEST COAST SERIES
"Windswept", Monterey, CA
6"x9" Zinc Plate Etching
$95.00 each
"Tunnel View Yosemite", Yosemite Nat'l Park, CA
6"x9" Zinc Plate Etching
$85.00 each
"Driftwood", Pacific Grove, CA
6"x9" Zinc Plate Etching
(SOLD OUT)
"Glacial Valley"
Glacier Nat'l Park, MT
5"x7" Zinc Plate Etching
$65.00 each
"Montana Highway"
State Highway 89, MT
8"x10" Zinc Plate Etching
$65.00 each
"Swiftcurrent Lake", Glacier Nat'l Park, MT
4"x5" Zinc Plate Etching
(Study Only - Not For Sale)
"Goose Island View"
Glacier Nat'l Park, MT
4"x5" Zinc Plate Etching
(Study Only - Not For Sale)
"Going to Crossroads"
Kansas City, MO
5"x15" Zinc Plate Etching
(Study Only - Not For Sale)
"Glacial Runoff Study"
Glacier Nat'l Park, MT
4"x5" Zinc Plate Etching
(Study Only - Not For Sale)
"Glacial Creek"
Glacier Nat'l Park, MT
5"x7" Zinc Plate Etching
$85.00 each
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES
"Aspen Outhouse"
St. Elmo, Colorado
5"x15" Zinc Plate Etching
$105.00 each
"Moulton Barn"
Grand Teton Nat'l Park, WY
8"x10" Zinc Plate Etching
$85.00 each
"12,000 ft. Struggle"
Rocky Mountains, Colorado
4"x6" Zinc Plate Etching
$55.00 each
"Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
5"x15" Zinc Plate Etching
$105.00 each