This is an open-bite etching with aquatint on a zinc plate. The plate was inked, first with a grey/blue mix and then a roll-over with a creamy white was done to pick out the shapes. It’s made from a drawing done on the island of Easdale on the west coast of Scotland. A series of terrible storms flooded the slate mines here, destroying an industry that had existed for 300 years. You can see the man-made edge of the quarry, now a pool reflecting the sky. I enjoy landscape and try to make pictures that capture something of the light and play of textures I see.
This is an open edition, and will be printed to order should the original be sold. In this instance, please allow 2 weeks for flattening and drying time. There will also be some slight variation in colour with future prints.