Michael Atkin Printmaker
etcher - block printer - wood engraver
Wood engraving rlemonwood
16- x 75 mm
50 + 5 artist;'s proofs
Heritage woodfree 120Lbs
This is a picture of a lady relaxing, it was my first technical exercise with the wood engraver Edwina Ellis, who during the course I was attending made a profound statement which i will practsie for ever more which was:-
Don't forget that wood engraving is about Proofing and Improving'
And this print went through 14 different stages before I was happy with the result. So thats 13 proofs, after each proof i would cut more from the block, then proof again.