This mysterious and beautiful combination of printmaking and painting was created from an artist proof that I enhanced with water base media. The original etching, executed on two zinc plates, was inspired by an archival photograph from The US Library of Congress, Print and Picture Department, Washington, DC, which was shot in 1890. The view shows San Giogio in Venice, Italy, as seen from the Doge s Palace.
For the etching, I used the studio techniques of intaglio, drypoint, and aquatint. I executed the hand pulled etching with a blend of deep black inks, Charbonnel Brand, on RivesBFK white paper, both manufactured in France. The plates each measures eight inches high by six inches wide and were etched in five baths of Nitric acid. A small vertical space exists between the two images, making this diptych like work about eight inches high by twelve and a quarter inches wide. The print size is eighteen inches long by fifteen inches high, 46 by 38 cm. The work was hand printed and published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DiFalco added gouache and watercolors to one of his artist s proofs.
Venice, Canals, Moon, Fog, Night, Clouds, Original Mixed Media, Architecture Mixed Media