Elaine d'Esterre

Feminist Visual Artist – Paintings, Mixed Media and Etchings

Silver Leaf and Intaglio Experiment


The etchings in the slide show are earlier experimental versions using metal leaf with black etching ink with varying degrees of success.

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In my most recent attempts, this time with silver leaf I also added a red ground because I felt that the silver may be too cool.

The Abrolhos Islands

Abrolhos IslandsThe Abrolhos Islands

We flew from Geraldton and landed on West Wallabi island. After observing the flora and fauna and hearing of the history of the ship Batavia and the dreadful fate of the shipwrecked passengers I photographed and took frottage or rubbings from several fossilised shells and marine life that form part of the island’s geology.Abrolhos Islands