Line Etchings

I have always been fascinated how society has historically built beautiful and interesting architecture to fill the needs of people and their everyday lives. I like how they look by themselves and also how they work together in a setting. With my etchings I'm structurally creating images by building up layers of line and tone. Recently I'm finding myself interested in complex structures in unrecognizable locations hoping people will focus on the technique and detail I've built up through my cross hatching and construction of my work.   

Working only with lines, I try to create the feeling and textures of other methods, such as aquatint.  Using a sewing needle and working on copper I get the desired fine lines and details I like. 
 

Watercolors and Drawings

I love to draw.  When I was little I thought you HAD to know how to draw to become an artist.  After creating etchings for over 20 years, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at color and a move to Germany gave me the perfect opportunity to do so. Finding inspiration was easy especially when I happened upon the works of Raoul Dufy.  His loose hand made me want to be able to take a break from the tight lines in my etchings and explore. The result is a burst of color with a more abstract style.

DeAnn L. Prosia