This years greetings are somehow different from the other years: smaller in size, printed on my Adana 5×8.
Have a look at this lovely lady from Japan operating the press (no the same model, but same principle of operation).
The chase for the woodengraving:
2 trees (old and new joining)
For 2017 we wish you 365 days of Happiness and Health.
The font used is Trajanus designed by Chappall (see also Trajan) .
Drypoint on aluminium. Spot etching with a mixture of ferric chloride and sodium chloride.
Scratches and imperfections visible as I only degreased the plate and wanted to keep the existent marks of the plate. Added some more scratches.
Normal inking with sanguine and partial inking “à la poupée” with sepia ink.
Etching and aquatint on zinc. Hand addition of bluish grey Indian ink.
(Done in part at last summer workshop with André.)
Looking towards the sea and longing? Is it a mirror?
A new series on subject “saudade” started. Collagraph on montboard. 3 plates. Intaglio and relief printed. The softness of the print renders well the feeling of absence.
outside and inside view of the card