Mykonos Etching, State I and II

This etching is a copy of a sketchbook drawing I did on location in October 2009 on the Island of Mykonos, Greece. I’ve added a few more details than the original drawing since this will be printed at a larger size.

For the first state of this print (which I didn’t print) I used a deep bite etch on a zinc plate. This worked better than I thought it would and created an interesting fuzzy edge that separates the foreground from the back ground. For the second state, I used a hard ground line etch in two different timed stages. The darker lines had a twenty minute etch time and the lighter lines (mostly the lines in the distance) were ten minutes. It was rolled up in blue black ink and printed on yellow proof paper.