"Night Dreams" -*FINALIST EMERGING ARTIST 2010 AWARD* by Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

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This is the copper plate firstly etched in a dark hue then rolled over with a light blue. I took forever to do this process, wasting so much paper and getting so many duds! I got 5 prints out of about 12 and the other 7 go in the rubbish. I am going to do one more printmaking session on these plates before moving on. First I need to burnish out a few errors.


This print is now currently in the Emerging Artist Award 2010 in Dandenong September 2010. I was selected as a Finalist. The picture is framed and at the front door ready for delivery. Anyone available to come to the show next Thursday 2nd of September.

Dreaming of LIfe – Aquatint Etching


belinda nye, billylee, blue, emerging artist award 2010, etching, finalist, print, printmaking, walker street gallery

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

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  • Barssel
    Barsselover 6 years ago

    Wonderful image…………………love the blue, well done my friend.

  • Dear Barssel, thanks, I just read your profile page to see what you are up to and read your copyright….I was wandering if I should do that as well, what do you think? Or is it just mostly for photographers that have to do that? Anyway, feel privledged to be one of the only people on the bubble who gets to collaborate with you and will make another link on the past two downloads to indicate that you are my collborator in these etchings. Thanks again. Big Hugs…BillyLee

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Susan Grissom
    Susan Grissomover 6 years ago

    being a blue freak…..I love this , did like the other color as well but blue melts me.
    I love this design. great work BIllylee

  • Krisso
    Krissoover 6 years ago

    Oh I like the blue! I’ve been working with blue allot today, maybe thats why?

  • Mariam Muradian
    Mariam Muradianover 6 years ago

    Blue is where it is at, it seems!
    Alot of blue in my world lately too! lol
    Billy, your ever growing skills and talent always blow me away!!!!!! Your hard work is evident!
    Such a harmonious dichotomy with the figure and the stylized wave and bird images! Lovely ART!
    Very impressive!

  • Thanks M, and Krisso, if only I could dedicate my self to the housework and washing…..I mean, you should see my house because all I do is art and then some more art…..its not easy being possessed!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Beth Mills
    Beth Millsover 6 years ago

    My Fav!!! Brilliant etching!!

  • Thanks, imput is helpful, my print teacher Bill Hayes said this was good work, which means, I guess I’m getting there, so now I know you like it, I get a sense for where I need to go with it all….I am having a artistic dry spot this weekend so I’m having an art holiday and writing essays on Peter Booth. Who knows maybe he will inspire me. Thanks for all your comments, I love them.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago

    beautiful shades of blue

  • sorina
    sorinaover 6 years ago

    looks stunning framed!!!!!!!!!!!

    :) very happy!!

  • wow you are so right, it does look good framed..want a picture of you holding it framed though! For my site, I like it..how did you do that…thanks Sorina. Feeling low today, not sure why….takes time to rise up again….hate the bi thing, its exhausting. B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Alateia
    Alateiaover 6 years ago

    wow, this is art!! draws you in and makes you wonder…. i thought the nude was just rocks in the foreground.
    copperplate, yummy!!!

  • sorina
    sorinaover 6 years ago

    Billy, this (above) is just the framed version of your copy here on this page – not the the copy I have at home. The one i have has your writing underneath and the colours are a bit different (the better one!! :)) I’ll take a photo and send it to you. Do I have to be in it?

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 6 years ago

    This is the one area of Fine Art in which I have no experience, [so far the only printing I have done are monoprinting and linoleum] but I know enough to admire the skill with which you executed this marvellous piece of work….

  • Thanks Janis, I had a full day in the print room today perfecting this print, it wasn’t until my girlfriend showed up for a lift home did I realize that I may be a mess at home and in the rest of my life, but good grief I am a perfectionist at these prints. I spent a whole day perfecting this print and you should see it now. I will upload it tmorrow, its supreme! God I love printmaking, I am a printmaking junkie! B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

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