Long and thin

I have become interested in doing etchings in a long thin format. I was initially inspired by seeing a long thin ink drawing of a castle by Victor Hugo. This inspired the first in this series which is a view of the castle above the village of Najac in South West France.

‘Najac’ Etching 2021

After a visit to Northern Ireland, where I visited the Dark Hedges (an Avenue of ancient beech trees that featured in the Game of Thrones), I was inspired to produce the second etching in the series.

‘Dark Hedges’ Etching 2022

Since then I have tried to take photos that might convert into etchings in this format. The next in the series was based on a photo taken ina back street of St Antonin, in South West France. A young girl was running into a doorway. I often use imprints of textures in my etchings and here you can see the bubble wrap suggesting the stone work of the building.

‘Shadows‘ Etching 2022

The next in the series was a view of Bruniquel, another village in South West France. As I was preparing for an exhibition at Sprout community arts in Tooting entitled Colour and Collage I thought I would do some brighter versions first. Again the bubble wrap is visible and the brickwork on the clock tower was an imprint of a rubber sink mat.

Bruniquel Etching 2022

All four etchings were shown together at Sprout. They are available at £95 each unframed and £150 framed with the black frames shown below.

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