Barbie Tidwell, EASY PICKENS’ 2/1200
Hand Colored Etching
Formerly a commercial artist, Barbie Tidwell now resides on a farm in rural Tennessee where her family assists in the operation of her studio. She utilizes traditional intaglio techniques, beginning the etching process on zinc plates, etching the lines and the aquatint, prints on fine Italian paper, and adds color by both spot wiping the printing and hand coloring the result. Like her “Glads To See U” and “Garden Party” her whimsically titled etchings are clear, crisp, technically precise images. Floral bouquets, musical instruments, specialized career arrangements provide a universal decorative appeal.