This is the same copper plate etching, but I have rolled red ink over the top of it..I have also burnished out spots on the body that I was finding other people were distracted by. This is the last print for me on this plate. B
printmaking, belinda nye, billylee, printmaker, etching, aquatint
Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.
Wooohooo…………………..your are on a roll Bel, great treatment, well done.
Here comes the twin sister in blue…stand by…then after that I need to move on to my next plates. I just need inspiration…I need to do two others, woman in landscapes for coming two plates. My mind has gone ….I can’t think of anything……anyway, here comes the blue one…downloading now. My printmaking teacher was most proud of the blue one, I think he really liked it.
– Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
this is beautiful work of art….. love the faces mood……. great work
I really admire your creativity with this series BillyLee!! This is fantastic!!
How on earth do I redo this copper plate so thiis lady does not look dead. Its bothers me so much. Should I darken her out, burnish out the marks…..ned advice on this one. BillyLee
To try to answer your question, I think it may be the facial expression. It’s not necessarily a “dead” look, it could be interpreted as terror or fear, since the eyes look alive. Maybe try a different title, one that connotes fearfulness? Just a suggestion.
Thanks Doug, got any suggestions..I really want to fix this print…if it was a drawing how would you fix it? Would you darken the eyes, tint it more? What would you call it…I have to make it work..I guess I called it Dead girl because it was frustrating me…I’m going to change it right now. B
Seriously, if it were mine I would not try to fix it. The lines, the composition, the color are all attractive. It has human interest. The woman’s facial expression draws the viewer in and invites us to create many stories in our minds. I am thinking right now of the caption, “OMG, There’s a guy up there with binoculars!” I’m not suggesting that as a caption, nor am I suggesting that you try to inject humor. I’m just saying that the image makes me think, and any time you can make a viewer dwell on the image and think for a while, you have been successful.
Many times in my own portfolios I have uploaded an image about which I had serious doubts, but then some RB member came along and marked it as a “favorite”, I think you are being too harsh with yourself on this one. It has the ability to speak to a lot of people. Just my opinion.