Linda Adato

Linda Adato

New Rochelle, NY
Under the Overpass, Color Etching, Aquatint and Soft Ground
17 x 15

“Under the Overpass” is a color etching using aquatint and soft ground techniques on zinc (etched with nitric), Graphic Chemical inks and Faust midnight blue printed on white BFK Rives as an edition of 50.

I was attracted to the geometry of the girders and darkness under the overpass, contrasting with the softness of the trees and curve of the building. Using two plates I etched the first plate in line and aquatint. After offsetting the first line image onto the second plate, I used lift ground to etch the trees and figures; then with soft ground, with a tight woven fabric etched the building.

I inked the key plate in black, then “a la poupee”, inked midnight blue and raw umber. I inked the second plate (printed first) with burnt sienna, adding cadmium yellow to midnight blue for the green. Figures inked in black.