Mandy and Tiger – Etching and Aquatint

Mandy and Tiger etching

I’ve been longing to have a go with etching and aquatint for some time now, despite all the scary chemicals involved.  Last weekend, I attended a one day workshop with Alan Birch , who took us through the process of creating an etching with aquatint (you can find details of these processes here).  Whilst there are things I would change if I did it again, I am delighted with this print.  It looks like something out of a book, as if someone else actually made it.  I just love aquatint.