In the 70’s Shertz experimented with etchings and dry-points incorporating into those works the sensual, whimsical and lyrical qualities which pervade his art throughout the decades.

Many of the etchings were of friends and family.

Most were run as artist proofs, and are in private collections, and not shown here, as the original plates no longer exist.

The short time Shertz worked with etchings, was satisfying enough.  He was too spontaneous to deal with mediums which called for long processes, usually technical,and disliked the chemicals as well. He preferred mediums which were more compatible with his personality, like acrylics and pens which he favored.