Drypoint: Prisoner’s Harbor, Santa Cruz Island


Prisoner’s Harbor, Santa Cruz Island – 2.75 x 4 Drypoint with Watercolor

This art from this edition is available in my Etsy Shop.
A tiny drypoint added to the series I’m working on, inspired by the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Ventura, after two wonderfully amazing trips out to the islands last year. Process shots begin at the bottom of this post.


Little drypoint, framed and ready to hang.

Prisoner’s Harbor, from the Santa Barbara Historical Society
Drying an edition of 11 on a closet-maid & clothes-pin print hanger
Pulling a proof print on my etching press.
If you’d like to see how a drypoint on plexiglass is made,
I posted a 5 minute video of the process on on my youtube channel here.
Preparing intaglio ink, a dauber and cotton swabs
One last pass of cross-hatching before printing.
I beveled the edges of the plate once I got back to the studio
Started on an airplane, with tunes, a reference photo, plexiglass,
a diamond-point scribe and lots of time to kill.

Art Quote
When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.
~Ava Gardner

6 Responses to Drypoint: Prisoner’s Harbor, Santa Cruz Island

  1. John Brisson March 6, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    I Love those islands and love this print!

  2. Belinda Del Pesco March 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    @Barbara – Thank you, lovely. I am totally enjoying the progress of the portrait you’re working on! xoxo

  3. Barbara Muir March 4, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Beautiful.You are wonderful.

    XOXOXO Barbara

  4. Belinda Del Pesco March 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    @Kim, Thanks for stopping by! I like that quote a lot too. 🙂 The sea, a good kitchen, painting, a pile of pals, and cocktails? Sign me up! And congratulations on your jurying into the Florida Watercolor Exhibit! Go, Go, Go!

  5. Kim Minichiello March 4, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Always love seeing your process on your prints and love your quote today too!


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