I confess to having a small obsession with Blackbirds, the harbingers of spring, and just a delight to watch. I am thinking this image will brighten up any space you hang it in!
WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of 12 prints, I cut away areas to keep the color I just printed. This is quite a complicated process, great fun, as you don't really know how the print is going to turn out until the end, it is a technique I enjoy very much, as it feels quite like you are painting with your linocut knife and your roller with ink. Experience has taught me incredibly much about this way of printing, managing the ink, using pressure, etc etc, given the choice this is my favorite way of printmaking!
You can join over 60.000 viewers on Youtube, to see how a reduction print is made and printed by me, go to and search under my name or have a look in the "me at work" section in this shop.
All my lino prints are printed by me, printmaking is my big love!
I have used a range of beautiful non toxic blockprinting inks in happy quite bright colors to add a touch of happiness to any space you hang your linocut in.
SIZE: "Blackbird and Rowan" is printed on a warm white piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 14" x 14" (36 cm x 36 cm)
and paper is 17" x 18". (43 cm x 46 cm)
This is a strong image and can be framed even larger to make a real impact in the space you hang it.
EDITION: I have signed, titled and numbered (12 prints) the print.
Please be aware that I can't guarantee you will receive the number in the photo.
SHIPPING: I'll mail it to you, protected by tissuepaper and a cellophane sleeve, it comes in a mail tube, so it arrives safely. It comes with a flier explaining what a lino reduction is. I am very happy to giftwrap if you want?
If you have any questions, just get in touch with me!
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