Delta Dawn - Copper Plate Etching by Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

This is a “Copper Plate” Etching… ( 300mm x 300mm )This is now the second edition and now is complete. The plate was aquatinted and this is the final result, no photoshop or enhancing made.

The process of etching into copper and aquatinting is a long process. In the first edition the lines are engraved and the plate printed. In the second edition the plate is aqautinted in the acid four or five times depending how many tones you want. This came out better then expected.

This composition is in collaboration with Barssel whom takes these wonderful nude photographs and lets me use them in my art…his link is Barssel
Thank you so much for your help with my art this year. I will be sending you this print when it is complete….well thats if you want one. Also I am happy to send you any print if your nude is in the art work. Send me your address and I will mail you an original print.

At the moment I am also drawing this image on an A1 paper for drawing will look very different to this one.

Thanks so much….BillyLee

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Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

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  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthalmost 7 years ago

    FABULOUS collab………2 great artists………one masterpiece!! xx

  • Thanks Ruth, he is pretty good isn’t he and the fact that he is willing to help me with my art, well I hope I get to meet him some day because he has been a huge help to me this year.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Whirligig
    Whirligigalmost 7 years ago

    Oh, you are one amazing artist, BillyLee!!!! This is fabulous work – can’t wait to see the final version!

  • Thanks Elaine, as you can imagine its a line etching at the moment, at school on Thursday I will have to stop out so much and aquatint forever…then when I ink up the plate I will in it up in black and roll it in red…..then I can’t wait to see what I get also!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous art-work Billy….

  • Thanks Renate, its a long process, no wander people mostly paint, it takes forever to do a copper etching.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthalmost 7 years ago

    That is so cool BillyLee! I’m sure you will meet up with Adey some day……..he’s so good to all his Bubble mates……..very smart caring man……….so artistic and willing to help our his artistic buddies………although…….I think you could be teaching a few folks a thing or two yourself BillyLee!!! xx

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 7 years ago

    thanks pal, hope all is well in your life and world here winter? is going, but not with out a fight keep your art going! nice nice and nicer

  • Beth Mills
    Beth Millsalmost 7 years ago

    You are so incredibly talented, BillyLee!! :-)

  • janpiller
    janpilleralmost 7 years ago

    wow – way cool!!

  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 7 years ago

    Sorry Billy………….with being away I missed this, what an outstanding piece. I am so very pleased with this work, I am very flattered and look forward to further collaborations…………..well done.

  • Thanks Barssel, I am so excited I finished this print with aquatinting today and its the BEST I think I have ever done. This is the line version handcoloured. I am going to upload the finished version tomorrow or maybe sooner, I have only printed 3 so far, but I want you to have one for sure. You will have to send me your address. Can’t wait to show you the finished and the best print I have ever done. Thanks for helping me so much. You are the best bubble friend in the World!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 7 years ago

    Now I am “blushing”…………………….so pleased and excited for you. I would be proud to have a print of yours on my wall. Your enthusiasm is infectious and I love the spirit and energy of your work. I thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your journey.

  • Kym  Breeze
    Kym Breezealmost 7 years ago

    Wow Billy this is looking wonderful, your talent and style is inspiring, am glad this print is working for you, for it is working for us the viewer as well. hugs and well done xoxo

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