This little bushy tailed fella visits my garden every morning, and I love looking at his antics from the kitchen window as I have my morning coffee. I love its cheerfulness and optimism, and it really brings that much needed spring in my step every morning.
I have been intending to do a print of this beautiful creature for a while, and did a number of different sketches. In the end, I decided that only a complete focus on it will do it justice.
This is a linocut made from my own original sketch and design, which is then transferred to a Lino block which I carve and ink by hand. Due to the handmade nature of the prints, each print can have slight variations but it makes each of them original and unique!
The red squirrel is native to Britain but has been close to extinction due to the introduction of the grey squirrel. But, this is a survivor!
Loss of habitats is also a major issue in its extinction. The red squirrel prefers the Scots Pine, and so I have introduced in this print a sprig of the needle like leaves and pine cone from a Scots Pine tree.
The print is made on a beautiful 77 gsm Japanese Hosho paper, which is thick strong and highly absorbent and gives it a smooth distinctive finish, and printed with oil-based printing inks.
The copyright (c) Pragya Agarwal 2016 is not transferred with the purchase of this print. Each print is sent unframed but in a secure hard backed envelope with tissue and bubble wrap in an attractive packaging.
All sizes are approximate.
Lino block, Japanese paper, printing inks