John Paulus Semple

John Paulus Semple

North Pomfret, VT
Self Portrait at 79, Etching
15 x 12

PLATE MAKING: I use a copper plate and bevel the edges. I apply my ground hard or soft with a roller. My etching is done with iron perchlorate.

PRINTING: I always use Graphic Chemical dark brown ink. My papers are either Rives, Arches or Graphic Chemical’s heavyweight and they are printed on a press. My best prints come from Rives heavyweight.