Artist's description:

I wanted something really kind of oldfashioned, with more than a nod to the plates we all used to hang on the walls with pretty motifs, the circles have always been inspiring for me, I do like a bird, and of course, the colors are always important for me!

WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of only 4 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 sculpting with your linocut knife and painting with your roller of 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, either go to www.youtube.com and search under my name.
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 strong happy blues.

SIZE: "Blue Bird" is printed on a warm white piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 18" x 8" (46cm x 20cm)
and paper is 21" x 12.5". (53 cm x 32 cm)

EDITION: I have signed, titled numbered the print, as I don't have many left you receive the very print in the image.

SHIPPING: I'll mail it to you, protected by tissuepaper and a cellophane sleeve so it arrives safely, in a mail tube.
It comes with a flier explaining what a lino reduction is, see thumbnail. Just let me knowif you want it gift wrapped?

If you have any questions, just get in touch with me!
Thank you for looking in my shop, and welcome back.
Mariann

Materials used:

printmaking paper, linoleum, lino cutters, rollers, block printing inks, etching press, artists skill and imagination

Blue Bird, linocut reduction (2016)

$67.08

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This artwork is sold by Mariann Johansen-Ellis from Denmark

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