Stormy Landscape in Drypoint

This is my second etching from the etching workshop at the Firestation Print Studio.

My main focus was experimentation. I wanted to play with different marks, contrasts, burr (the blurry lines) and ink on the plate. At the same time, I wanted to convey that sense of a romantic landscape, dark, moody, mysterious.

It's a drypoint, done on x-ray plate (the blue plastic stuff). You can see from the first version to the second version that I went back into it with sandpaper to add more burr and dark areas. I also did a lot of handwiping on the plate, basically playing with the ink, giving it a painterly feel.