Stephanie Zeiler Martin's Profile
I am fortunate to live along the central coast of California, where I am surrounded by spectacular wilderness, farmlands, and wildlife. When my two daughters left the nest a few years ago, I decided to pursue a lifelong dream and take some art classes. I began painting "plein aire" landscapes in pastels and oils. But what could I do at nighttime? Enter printmaking.
Whereas painting is a very direct process, etching (a type of intaglio process) is convoluted and mercurial: strange things can happen in the acid tank. Here is a short description of the process:
The artist polishes a copper plate, and coats it with a protective waxy layer. A sharp metal point is used to draw lines by scribing through this layer. The copper is then immersed in the acid bath, and the acid etches grooves in the plate where the copper has been been…
- Born on April 19
- Joined June 15, 2010