Wednesday, 16 October 2013

#470 In the studio: Introduction to etching

Sandy and Trish are on a field trip to Tanzania, Africa.
 In their absence, an introduction to original printmaking and ETCHING has been pre-posted.

During the 1970s, Sandy Scott's etchings of rural, wildlife, and sporting subjects became widely known to collectors, museums, and galleries across the United States and Canada.

Her small, hand-pulled editions printed on exquisite French rag paper with sepia ink
and her innovative technique of applying transparent watercolor, became her trademark.

 The National Cowboy Hall of Fame, now known as The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
in Oklahoma City, held a one-woman exhibition of her etchings in 1978.
In 1983, she won the Printmaking Medal of Honor at the American Artists Professional League in New York . . .
the award winning etching "Sleeping Cat", is shown below.

In1980, she turned her attention to sculpture and produced her last portfolio of etchings in 1983.
Her early etchings, however, can still be collected from the artist and found in galleries, museums,
and on the secondary market.

In 1982, Watson Guptill published Masters of Western Art, written by Mary Carroll Nelson describing
Sandy's etching working method.  The next 7 blogposts will revisit her technique.

Next Sunday's  blog begins the introduction to etching series.

Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott

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