JENNIFER LI

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An etching is a hand-made intaglio print created by running an inked metal plate through an etching press with dampened paper. The weight of the press forces the ink from the grooves in the plate onto the paper.

Solar plate etching is a process which involves an etching plate coated with a UV light-sensitive emulsion. A transparency of the design is placed on the plate. The plate is then exposed to direct sunlight, and the emulsion hardens in areas not covered by the design. The plate is then rinsed, and the still soft parts of the design are washed away, leaving an etched image. The plate is then hand inked, wiped, and run through an etching press in the usual way.

To make a painted etching, I isolate the surface of the paper with warm rabbit-skin glue. When thatís dry, I paint on top of it with oil colors. Obviously, each painted etching is done individually and each takes many hours to complete. The colors, details, and facial expressions will vary from one painted etching to the next, and the edition sizes are correspondingly small.

Each of my painted etchings is a unique and original work of art. Purchases may be made through PayPal's secure system - your delight is guaranteed.

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The Peaches

The Peaches

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the fourth unique version in an edition of 25. Image size is 4.5" x 3.25". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $325. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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China Tea

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the fifth unique version in an edition of 25. Image size is 5.25" x 4.12". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $395. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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China Tea
Just a Pinch

Just a Pinch

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the fourth unique version in an edition of 25. Image size is 5.25" x 3.85". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $425. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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Dusty

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the sixth unique version in an edition of 40. Image size is 9.50" x 5.75". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $495. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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Dusty
The River Sprite

The River Sprite

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the fourth unique version in an edition of 25. Image size is 4.5" x 7.5". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $495. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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The Piglet

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the sixth unique version in an edition of 30. Image size is 3.25" x 8.25". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $425. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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The Piglet
The Rolling Pin

The Rolling Pin

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the fifth unique version in an edition of 20. Image size is 4.15" x 6.75". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $495. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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The Sharpshooter

Original solar plate etching, hand painted in oil. This etching is the fifth unique version in an edition of 25. Image size is 4.25" x 7.40". Etching is handsomely framed in 11" x 14" dark wood frame with a custom acid-free mat. $495. U.S. shipping by FedEx is included.

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The Sharpshooter