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A botanical illustrator who lives in Rockland, Maine has taught silver point in the past.  If you wish, Danette, I'll contact her and see if she can answer your question.

Bruce


On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 7:33 AM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sulfur.
>
> Leave it outside where the air is polluted.
>
> You can put the drawing in a Tupperware container with some (real) rubber bands (not touching the artwork) for as long as it takes to accomplish what is wanted. (A week or two maybe?) Or instead you can put in a sponge with some ammonia (also should not physically touch the drawing). Or boil an egg and use the yolk in a similar manner.
>
> Ms. Pratt should know this is a subtle effect and warms the tone. It does not make the drawing darker and it is not a dramatic difference. I personally do not do this and find it happens naturally over the course of a few months.
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> The workshop presenter might have been Jerry Hodge, myself or maybe Linda Funk?
>
> K
>
>> On Jun 16, 2014, at 2:08 AM, Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> We received this question on silver point. I am hoping someone on tho sliest will know the answer.
>>
>> Britt
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> I have been a GNSI in the past (retired now) but looking for information on
>> the artist that presented a drawing with silver point workshop at the 1996
>> national meeting in Washington DC. I cannot find my notes, and the artist
>> shared how to 'tarnish' silver point drawings quicker, without nature taking
>> its course. I cannot remember artist name, I have also lost that class
>> schedule, I loved his class, I now have time to experiment and have lost the
>> notes! Could you help me? Maybe you have his class notes on file?
>>
>> thanks,
>> Danette Pratt
>>
>>
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