Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year!


Etching: Still Life (Etching and aquatint)

It's been a fascinating 12 months on Boogie Street, and I'd like to thank all of you who've followed me through this blog. Your comments have been a real and very welcome encouragement. I hope you'll stay with me in the coming year.

The choice of image may seem a strange one, but I see it as one of hope. The making of the etching itself, in 1998, wasn't really successful: the plate was left in the acid too long and the aquatint started to come loose. However, the end result, with platelets of aquatint shifting about probably makes the print more interesting than it might have been had it worked the way it was meant to. It's been a year of promise and achievement, but some things didn't work out. Despite that, shining through the shifting platelets of 2008, there's still the bright white light of 2009. Better stop there before I get too purple.

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2009. Happy New Year!

6 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Good color puns, Harry. Glad your 2008 was fine, and I look forward to all of your posts in the new year.

marja-leena said...

Sometimes, even often, those little 'accidents' in printmaking can result in the most interesting of prints, in fact I encourage happy accidents. Happy New Year, Harry!

Siladitya said...

Happy New Year 2009.
BPO work from home

seth said...

Happy new year to you too Harry!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Harry
Happy New year to you and your family .
Lets hope its a good`n.
Trevor

harrybell said...

Thanks to you all, for your good wishes. I hope 2009 is a good year for all of us!