This etching has the title "Gal dame fra Bergen", in Norwegian. That means "Crazy lady from Bergen", in English.
I have two images from the same copperplate, as you can see. Pink and turquoise background.
This etching is an original print. That means that I ink up the copperplate for each print pulled, so each print will have small differences to the next.
I start by drawing the image, through a varnish, onto a copper plate. Then I immerse the copper plate in acid, and the acid "bites" into the copper where I have removed the varnish. When the plate is done, and this takes a while, as most copper plates go in the acid several times. So it takes a couple of days to create one image.
Each print will be unique and a piece of art. The plate is inked by hand, and I use a lot of colors in one print. I use my etching press for printing on to special printing paper using lightfast inks.
I often use the aquatint technique to create the deep tones and structure.
This print is printed in an edition of only 60 prints. Each etching is printed in a limited edition, so the number of the print, for example 5/60, tells you this is the fifth print of an edition of 60 prints.
Please be aware that I can't guarantee that you get the number on the photo!
Each print comes unmounted and will be shipped in an envelope, with a hard board, to protect it.
Frame is not included, but the print will fit a frame, 30 x 40 cm. (12" x 16”.)
The print measures: 15 x 25 cm. 6” x 10"
The paper measures: 25 x 35 cm. 10” x 14" (approx.)