I am absolutely in love with the vibrant oranges of the Chinese Lanterns, they keep the garden alive the whole winter, take pride of place inside, and are a source of constant sunshine, what more can you ask of a plant? Here I have put them in a bright blue vase against a gray lavender background, to really make the orange colors pop.
WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of only 10 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!
All my lino prints are printed by me, printmaking is my big love!
SIZE: "Chinese Lanterns" is printed on a warm white piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 12.5" x 16.5" (42cm x 32 cm)
and paper is 21" x 16". (52 cm x 40 cm)
EDITION: I have signed, titled and numbered the print. It is one of only 10 prints.
Please note you might not receive the number in the photo.
SHIPPING: I'll mail it to you, protected by tissuepaper and a plastic sleeve so it arrives safely, in a mail tube ( see my reviews).
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!
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