The Mezzotint process of printmaking was invented in the mid-17th century, and has pretty much gone out of favor with most printmakers because it is so labor- intensive and time-consuming. However, the rich, velveting blacks that can be produced are, I believe, worth the effort. Furthermore, it may be time for mezzotints to make a comeback, since this is an intaglio process like etching, but requires no toxic solutions or hazardous materials.
I was thrilled to receive an Artist Support Grant from the NC ArtsCouncil to explore Mezzotints. Here are some fo the results. Plan ahead ! You are invited to an Exhibit of these and other Mezzotints in May 2023 at Artworks Gallery, Winston Salem.