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This is my second copper plate etching with aquatint. The process is long but so rewarding. This is also done in collaboration with Barssel’s TheSea and I will post his link to his original photographic work of this model. Its because of his kindness that I am able to produce such works this year….not too many woman want to get naked for me….?

Anyway, the copper plate is etched then but into the ferric acid. So what you have at first are lines and marks…which is great but I want a deeper bite then that. So then I spray and put plate back into the ferric acid. The lines bite deeper and where I have dusted with bitchumen spray the plate bites. I take the plate out of the acid and cover up or “stop” out the areas I want lighter and return the copper to the acid bath. This can go on all day, as each time I print up a copy to see where I am at.

This plate was completed yesterday and I am happy with the final result.

Printmaking is an amazing medium to work in, its endless with possibilities. I am so passionate about the art now that I doubt I will ever want to do anything else. Its like leaving your mark on a piece of paper, a mark that is etched forever…its old fashioned but I love it.

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Hope you like “Ruban Jane”. Billy

Delta Dawn


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

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  • Marinella  Owens
    Marinella Owensalmost 7 years ago

    very beautiful Bully!!!!!!!

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersalmost 7 years ago

    Wow! So you have ventured onto yet another new technique! I recon you are going to be famous one day – seriously!

  • nigelnash
    nigelnashalmost 7 years ago

    very creative !

  • sorina
    sorinaalmost 7 years ago

    Stunning work Billy!!! WOW!

  • Thanks Sorina, I really enjoyed the process. I was really happy also. I feel that I am finally learning a trade, a craft, a way to leave my mark on the world!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Leanne Inwood
    Leanne Inwoodalmost 7 years ago

    very nice Billy

  • Susan Grissom
    Susan Grissomalmost 7 years ago

    Stunning work!! your a natural…….

  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 7 years ago

    Awesome…………… this, so well done.

  • Thanks Barssel, could not have done it without you….I tell everyone who asks…because its your original vision in the last three pieces that have helped me meet my artistic challenges lately. So big thank you and big hugs….From BillyLee

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Kym  Breeze
    Kym Breezealmost 7 years ago

    Wow this is stunning work….love seeing what you come up with…am in awe…xo

  • ToniaComposto
    ToniaCompostoalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful Billy

  • skukanu
    skukanualmost 7 years ago

    wow, you nailed that one! the tones on the body are perfect, so natural looking, and the other marks are great. i like the band theme aswell

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