Penny McEwen

Oil Painting & Etching Artist – Penny McEwen

Oil Painting & Etching Artist – Penny McEwen’s background in the arts started in 1980. She attended night classes at two community colleges for a total of six years. Penny’s introduction to various art media was exciting for her. She made art from etchings, watercolors, pastels, inks, felt markers, and other techniques. This background helped her with color blending and with her drawing scales.

Etching Process

Etching is traditionally the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal. In modern manufacturing, other chemicals may be used on other types of material. As a method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today. In a number of modern variants such as microfabrication etching and photochemical milling it is a crucial technique in much modern technology, including circuit boards.

Oil Painting, Etching & Water Color Artist – Penny McEwen

Penny started painting in 2004 with oil. Her feelings with oils are inspirational, challenging, creative and full of love. She said that she loves doing oils because it makes her subjects come alive!

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Since the early 1980’s, Penny also uses a different kind of method named Etching. Etching is used in microfabrication to chemically remove layers from the surface of a wafer during manufacturing. Etching is a critically important process module, and every wafer undergoes many etching steps before it is complete.

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Her drawings, etching and oil paintings found their way into several businesses as advertising and marketing material in newspapers as well as magazines.


Oil Painting & Etching Artist – Penny McEwen


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