Family, aquatint etching (2015)
Etching / Engraving by Mariann Johansen-Ellis


  • Etching / Engraving, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 50
  • Size: 16.93 × 9.06 in (unframed) / 14.17 × 5.51 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Artist's description:

I adore driving past the farm here that have sheep and lambs almost all year round, my husband gets a bit annoyed over my constant cooing...;o)) and almost always tells me how good they taste, that makes me speed up as I am not so good with that life is brutal !!

WHAT IS AN ETCHING?: a handprinted aquatint etching, this means that as the artist, I create a copperplate that holds the image, from this copperplate I print an edition, every time a print is printed, the copperplate has to be inked up. Aquatint is a printmaking technique that involves rosin, heat, and lots of patience! The really nice thing with an etching in a digital world is that is is hand printed from start to finish!
You can see me making and etching/aquatinting a copperplate if you go to the "me at work" section in this shop.

SIZE: I printed my sheep in a lovely chocolate brown with a dash of green grass on a piece of beautiful warm white printmaking paper,
the image measures 14 " x 15.5",(36 cm x 14 cm)
the size of the paper is 17" x 9" (43 cm x 23 cm)

EDITION: I sign, title and number each print.
My Sheep are printed in a limited edition of only 50 prints.
Please note that I can't guarantee that you receive the number in the photograph.

SHIPPING: I'll mail your etching protected by tissue paper and cellophane, it comes with a pretty flier explaining what an etching is.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you!


Materials used:

copperplate, acid, aquatint, etching press, etching inks, printmaking paper, artists skill and imagination

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