Today I got to work on the etching ink portions of No. 43 (above) and a redo of No. 6(below). Technically speaking, No. 43 was “easier” in that the image had a lot of distortion combined with harsh, dramatic shadows. I feel like when a portrait has those aspects I almost can’t go wrong. The redo of No. 6 was tougher because there are so many subtle areas where there is just the slightest touch of the lightest grey, and the face is largely illuminated without any dramatic shadows.
In other news: mark your calendars! The opening reception for my upcoming solo exhibition, featuring this series of 50 self-portraits, at the Brown/RISD Hillel Gallery Project is Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7:30pm.