[image_with_animation image_url=”11410″ alignment=”” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] From yesterday’s V.Note: “Though I thought I should give it a try, I really thought I wouldn’t like drypoint because every time I heard the word “drypoint” I heard nails on a chalkboard, and most of the prints labeled as “drypoints” seemed less rich and subtle than the etchings that I admired. I was wrong. Nikki informed me that people often misuse the word etching (a chemical process) because it sounds better than drypoint (a scratchity process), and many of the prints I had thought were etchings were actually mislabeled drypoints.” Take a look at this work by Jake Muirhead. See those velvety areas, and graceful line work? This is a drypoint, not an etching. Images: jakemuirhead.com We have several printmaking classes this fall. Lucky me, I get to take them all. Want to join me? Click here to find a printmaking class that works with your schedule.