About The Artist:
In creating his series of incredible nature-oriented MINI ETCHINGS, MITRA has truly surpassed any camera with his uncanny ability to capture the exact images of Earth’s finest Flora and Fauna in amazing detail. And paint never looked so luscious – Mitra finishes each Etching by hand with a stunning palette of deliciously True-to-Life water colors!...
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About The Medium:
The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.