Artist's description:

The stunning dress of these great crested grebes is so spectacular, and then they carry their young chicks on their backs, well, how can an artist like me, not be inspired by that!
WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of only 5 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 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 soft yet quite strong earth bound colors.

SIZE: "Grebe Family" is printed on a warm cream piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 11" x 15" (29cm x 39cm cm)
and paper is 16" x 18". (40 cm x 47 cm)

EDITION: I have signed, titled and numbered the print. It is one of 5 prints.
Please note you might not receive the number in the photo.
This print fits a standard frame with a custom mat. The interior photo is not entirely to scale.

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.

Materials used:

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

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Family, linocut reduction (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Mariann Johansen-Ellis from Denmark

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