Earth Etchings

These are small pieces, the entire series done in oil paints on hardboard. The undercoat or background was a mix of paint and damar varnish which was allowed to dry to a glass-like surface. Then washes of additional colors (browns for the trunks of trees, for example) were applied but sections were removed with Q-tips or etching tools to allow the undercoat/background to shine through. It is a sort of reverse process used in etchings, thus the name. All Earth Etching are Oil on Hardboard – 5″ x 5″.

Earth Etching 1

Earth Etching 2

Earth Etching 3

Earth Etching 4

Earth Etching 5

Earth Etching 6

Earth Etching 8
Earth Etching 9
Earth Etching 11
Earth Etching 12
Earth Etching 13
Earth Etching 14
Earth Etching 15
Earth Etching 16