Karen Baden Thapa

Fine Art: Printmaking ,Mixed Media, Photography

Etching and Watercolors

PrintmakingKaren Thapa

OctypussEtch I love both etching and watercolor so lately,  I have been combining them.  This is a drawing that I did of a California red octopus on display at the Hatfield Marine Research Center, in Newport Oregon.  The octopus was plastered to the side of the tank.  I transferred the drawing to a copper plate, etched it and applied a spray paint aquatint to give it the sandy background.  Then, it was finished after printing in black and coloring with watercolors.