Pictured during his three day stint at Melbourne’s Firestation Print Studio, a masked Basil applies aquatint to several plates via a spray can of black enamel. Eight participants were able to explore soft ground, hard ground, sugar lift and aquatint on copper plates. The process Basil is using here has been in use since 1650 and enables artists to not only work in line, but also tone. It should be pointed out that spray cans were not used by the Dutch when the process was evolving. This is a recent innovation!
Basil Hall Firestation Workshop 2014
August 27, 2014 Basil Hall