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Pool of Light by Lizzie Butler


Etching / Engraving on Paper, Subject: Landscapes, sea and sky, Abstract style, From a limited edition of 10, Signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, Framed and ready to hang, Size: 49 x 46.5 x 3 cm (framed) / 44.5 x 37 x 0.1 cm (unframed) / 32 x 30 cm (actual image size), Materials: Somerset printing paper, Professional etching ink, aquatint, acid, ammonia, litho crayon, zinc plate






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A moody aquatint etching. This is an atmospheric etching created after a New Years Day walk on the windswept beach at Hastings, England. It captures a moment when the sun broke dramatically through the clouds, allowing a pool of sunlight to fall on the sea below. Most of the work on my AF page, is expressive oil painting. However, each week I spend a day in an etching studio and I find this ‘process driven’ way of working with print complements the fluid expressiveness of oil painting. To create this etching I have used a zinc plate, aquatint (melting resin onto the plate with a flame, to allow the ink to ‘grip’), litho crayon, ammonia, chalk, acid and burnishing. The professional etching ink is smeared onto the plate and gently removed, with some ink deliberately left to create the dark sky. This image is created by running placing the inked plate on the bed of an etching press, with a sheet of ‘Somerset’ heavy weight, arm white paper on top. The press is then hand ‘wound’, pressing the plate and paper together, transferring the image onto the paper. This artwork is part of a ‘variable edition’ of only 10. This print is the first of the series and numbered 1/10 (please see photographs). It is signed, titled and numbered on the front. Professionally framed in a wooden frame, stained black, so that the grain is still visible. Print is surrounded by a mount and set behind glass. Solid wood, professionally framed, hand stained black, warm white mount, glass. Frame size 49 x 46.5 x 3cm Image size visible 31 x 28cm (signature covered by mount) Image (plate) size 32 x 30cm This print comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. PLEASE NOTE: I have one unframed etching of ‘Pool of Light’ available, for ¶œ170 Image size 32 x 30cm Paper size 41.5 x 39.5cm Print number 2/10 Should this be of interest, please follow the ‘CONTACT ME’ button at the start of my shop. Thank you.