From: HNMM CLEARY ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/05/05-08:49:05 AM Z
Message-id: <003801c4f335$b4cf0960$71c3883e@dan>

Keep me in touch with your efforts. I have only managed to make one copper plate and I decided you need the skills of a photographer of a century ago for the production of the negative and the skills of a master printmaker to produce the copper plate. They are beautiful images however. Is photo-etching considered as photo-alt by the list? It falls between two schools as printmakers sneer at the use of photography to create the image and photographers regard the production of a metal plate as non-photographic. I do a lot of photo-etching work and consider it my substitute for photogravure. Hellena----- Original Message -----
  Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:35 PM
  Subject: Crappy/Krappy Rant Process

  I'm still not sure. After visiting your web site and looking at those still lifes . . . do you make your own paint? Blend terpentine with gum arabic? Or, do you use tube paint, jar paint . . . or what?

  Just asking.


              ok you made me actually THINK about that for a nanosecond, and i realized that those paintings are a bunch of pastels (no i won't mention which brand, but i do have a favorite ;o) ), and pastels are, to me at least, the most elemental LEAST process oriented form of making images. It's like going back to childhood and "coloring" with little sticks of color. ( only the little sticks cost a lot more )

  contrast that with the reason i am a new member of this list... i am in the early stages of learning to make photogravures! From what i can tell, maybe the most process laden way to make images. go figure :o/

  Susan Daly Voss
  lower upstate NY
Received on Wed Jan 5 08:44:28 2005

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