How does the Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus behave when it is the only thing on the page? The test on the left is with cobalt in four lines on a wet pieces of Arches. The test on the right was executed with Payne's Grey in a squiggle fashion.
Some of you might wonder why I approach things with the idea of testing & scientific inquiry. First, my education is in printmaking. While I have not pulled a print in awhile the method of testing your acid & mixing your ink, along with the traditional practice of different states for a plate are still very much a part of my modus operandi. Second I had a great science teacher in high school, for three years in a row. She expected nothing less than perfection & while I often fell short, her strive for excellence meant that I still learned a lot. One of the things that seems most applicable to the work I do not is the Scientific Method: Problem, Hypothesis, Thesis, Testing, Revision, Testing, Testing. Sounds like making a painting, a print, understanding materials. Thanks Dr. Drew! Did you know how much your methods would help an artist? Happy Monday Y'all!
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