Collette Howie

Artist & Printmaker

swallows on a wire drypoint print



The Swallows return to us in the UK every summer and what a journey they make. It always amazes me to see them again and their super-fast flying and snacking on insects through the air. This drypoint print is of a rather cheeky swallow being noisy towards its friend. The print was hand-drawn, then scratched onto an aluminum plate. I then printed it on our studio Gunning etching press and hand-tinted their red cheeks with red watercolor. The print measures 8.5 x 16 inches. It is printed on Fabriano Unica 300 gsm white paper which has a 50 % cotton content.
(Frame not included).

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