Charcoal sanding technique on BFK Rives printmaking paper
In Spring 2023 I created two works using a charcoal sanding technique on BFK Rives printmaking paper. The result is very nice as the different tones come out very softly. But to get there is a labour of love. After drawing you sand the charcoal into the paper and then draw again, sand again, draw again etc.
It is also a dusty job and therefore I'll keep it to those two works, which is a 'Portrait of Alice Joyce' and the other titled as 'Waiting'. The latter is a early 20th Century portrait of a wife of a Dutch fisherman, standing on a dyke, looking over the sea, waiting for her husband and his crew for a safe return to the harbour.