A Happy Accident

26 Jan



Exhibition: “Female Expressions”, Saturday 2nd – Saturday 23rd February. Queen Street Gallery, Neath.

This is an etching of mine called “Ripples” made from an original life drawing, working with a professional model. It’s part of a series of etchings of the nude which I called “Rinascere” which relates to the word Renaissance because I based the etchings on Renaissance drawing techniques. I call it Ripples because of the ripples moving over her body which were an accidental effect of the process. I used a photosensitive etching plate from a drawing on tracing paper. It looked all right but after it had been exposed in the UV light box, I noticed ripples on the plate from the slight undulations on the tracing paper. They were there because I used wet media for the drawing. But I like it, a happy accident. It’s going to be in the “Female Expressions” exhibition.




6 Responses to “A Happy Accident”

  1. Sharon Mann January 27, 2019 at 15:46 #

    Happy accidents are always so magical. Have a fun show Rosie, I’ll go check out the website, now.

  2. Lois January 26, 2019 at 23:44 #

    Beautiful, as well as stillness there’s a sense of movement as if she’s breathing. Happy accident indeed!

    • Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2019 at 08:14 #

      Thanks Lois, it’s interesting to see how far you can push a technique…

      • Lois January 28, 2019 at 13:39 #

        Yes… and i guess what new discoveries you make!

      • Rosie Scribblah January 28, 2019 at 13:54 #

        How would you do it with writing, I wonder?

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