Printmaking - Etching


Etching (from the Latin radere "scratch, take away, remove") designates a graphical gravure 
process of artistic printmaking.
For rotogravure printing the smooth flat surface of a printing plate (copper or zinc) injury
in the form of lines or dots added (= erase). In addition one uses an
etching needle (steel needle).
When drypoint drawing with an etching of the hardest steel is carried out directly on
the printing plate. Different depths can be generated from most delicate lines to stronger
furrows with raised edges which receive a lot of color and give a greater density
when printing. An etching liquid is not used.
When etching the drawing is scratched in a first applied to the plate relatively soft covering.
The plate is then etched with an etchant, only the points are attacked, at which the top layer
has been breached. After rinsing the plate, the cover layer is removed.

Aquatinta etching

"Rhine" - Aquatinta etching 2017

"Landscape" Aquatinta etching / drypoint  2017

"Sylt" Aquatinta etching / drypoint 2017


"Exlibris" - drypoint 2017

print 6 cm x 10,5 cm


"Cologne" drypoint 2010

"leaf skeleton" drypoint 2008

"oiltubes" drypoint 2008

"dolls" drypoint 2008