Mezzotint test

 I was very fortunate to be sent a test plate which is only about 1 x 1.50 inches from Martin Maywood and I finally decided on the image to use on such a precious item!  You may know that a mezzotint is where a copper plate has been previously rocked all over so that if it was printed without any image it would be completely black.  You work from dark to light, burnishing and scraping out to create the lights. 

Mezzotint inspired by photograph taken on my walk down to Aunt Agnes’ house