T H E A R T O F
What is an Etching?
Etchings began in the early 1500's and today are regarded
as one of the elite forms of graphic art.
The richness of the ink, the handmade, hand-torn & deckled
edge of the paper, and the embossed border of the plate
itself are all the elements that give etchings their
unique and collectable quality.
From start to finish, the total etching process never leaves the
artists hands. This includes coating the plate with ground,
drawing into the ground, exposing the plate into acid, selecting
the proper paper and ink, hand inking the plate, and pulling the
prints on a hand operated press.
As the printing process is done, the plates surface is worn slightly,
changing each image from one print to the next. For this
reason each print is signed and numbered by the artist as they
come off the press documenting the limited nature of each edition.
When the edition is done, the plate is cancelled and will
never be used again. Because of the variation of one image to
the next, each hand-pulled print is considered an original.
© Bruce G. Langton · 15805 Preswick Lane · Granger, Indiana 46530 · 574-277-6137
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Bruce Langton offers you originals in mediums such as watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings. Other originals offered are hand colored copper plate etchings. The etching story is unique and etchings themselves are very collectable. Limited edition prints are also available. Subjects available include song birds, ducks, eagles, wolves, dogs, fly fishing, loons, landscapes, beach scenes, children, sporting art, hunting scenes, as well as children's books, sporting (hunting) books, and collectable plates. You can also commission Bruce to do a special painting for you which is one of Bruce's specialties.
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