A fish by any other name…

(Don’t ask me about the title of this post. It just popped into my head.)

I love this etching of Koi, those beautiful huge Japanese fish. William Holt captures them so naturally, you feel like you could be standing by a relaxing pond, with huge lily pads and the sound of wood chimes in the distance. That’s my fantasy, anyways.

I also wanted to draw attention to William because he does an awesome job with his technical explanation, something we were discussing in the last week’s Saturday Writing Critique. I like how William  talks about the Koi up front, and leaves his techniques for the end. He breaks them down into etching and aquatints (something I’ve never heard of) and explains both clearly and intelligently. Instead of feeling mystified OR overwhelmed, William left me feeling better educated and impressed by the amount of time and technical mastery his process obviously requires.

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Published in: on June 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

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