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Talking about Art

Inspiration, Materials, Methods, Caring for Artwork.

Some thoughts about making and enjoying art, inspiration and influences
Information about materials and methods used and looking after your art.

Questions posed and answered and, of course I will ask… What do you think?

Aquatint Tones and Textures

Aquatint Tones image

When used in etching aquatint is a way of achieving subtle changes in tone from very light to deeply dark. Tone is created using texture and the texture can be so fine you can hardly see it, fairly subtle or very grainy. Aquatint is often [...]

Etching Methods and Techniques

Etching Techniques

There are various methods the artist can use to get the desired effect on the finished print. It all starts with the plate and how the acid is kept away from the parts which need to be lighter. Each of these methods result in very [...]

Landscape Painting in Devon

The Devon Landscape Inspires painters

Inspiration for Artists You don’t have to go far to find an inspiring view when you live in Devon. The hills and valleys, the moors and coast offer an infinite variety. From craggy cliffs to gentle meadows, and everything in-between, one is spoilt for choice. [...]

Etchings – what are they?

Etchings and Aquatints

What does Etching mean? An Etching is a type of Original print. Etchings are images printed from metal plates that are etched with acid. The word ‘etching’ is also used to describe the process of making the printing plate. Aquatint is one of the methods [...]

New Artworks in Acrylic and Watercolour

Acrylic and watercolour

Artworks Painted in Acrylics and Watercolours Visits to the Devon countryside inspire me to make paintings, and will be featured in current paintings in Acrylic and Watercolour. There are paintings that were made as a result of my travels that have never before graced the [...]