etching art works have always caught my eye.
i love their simplicity, the rough lines, the mystery of the process.
i did some research about it and soon realized that it's not something
i can learn on my own or online.
and then the other day while visiting artSPACE Durban
i found myself asking the owner if he knew someone
who could teach me about etching...
to my huge surprise he took me upstairs
and introduced me to artist Sharon McClelland from the PrintingPress,
and guess what,
she teaches Etching, Monotype, Paper Embossing and more.
i can't tell you how THRILLED i am to have found her,
i'm not sure how or when i'll start but i know i'll be there soon!
in the meantime here is a bit of etching inspiration via Pinterest:
by Ritsuko Ozeki, swing
by Jim Dine
by Jean Dubuffet
by Yukiko Kano
by Kumi Obata
drypoint etching by Bridget Farmer