we all have our favourites, preferably the ones that don't break off into the cup... that is messy!!
This is a linocut reduction, also called lost plate, as you keep cutting away whilst adding the colours. Starting with cutting away what you want to remain white, then adding the lightest color of the biscuits on all prints, yes, for each print the plate gest inked up again and taken through press. I then added the slightly darker details on the biscuits, and printed that color, next step is cutting that away. Then came the back ground, here I actually over printed one color with another, with the end result that the linocut print has a very textural and painterly look. I inked up the cup and bottom of the print in a very dark blue and the last thing, was to sgraffito away the details. only possible to do as I have several layers of colours on top of each other. Sgraffito is where you with a sharp tool, scrape away top layers to reveal colours underneath.
I have numbered the prints in an edition of 8 but each print is individual, so you receive this very print, no 1 of 8.
"Dippers" is signed and numbered on the front.
This linocut measures 11.5" x 14.5" ( 29 cm x 37 cm) in printed area
and the piece of heavy weight bright white
top quality printmaking paper measures 16" x 19.5" (40 cm x 50 cm )
making it possible to frame in a standard frame.
I ship from my studio in Denmark with many years experience in packing my art so it arrives safely, see my reviews!
Thanks for looking, happy dipping!
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