Artist's description:

The idea for this print began as a fortieth birthday gift to my husband, but wasn't completed in time! I looked out of my window one March morning and saw small flocks of Goldfinches home again after overwintering in warmer places. They are the such cheerfully coloured little birds, and it was heart-lifting to catch a brief sight of them against the March clouds, all blown along by a gust of wind.

This print is a reduction Linocut, made by cutting and overprinting successive layers of ink from a single block of Lino, until it is reduced to the last few details. I make very limited editions when I use the reduction method, usually ten prints or less and when finished they cannot be repeated as the block has been destroyed in the making.

I use water-based relief inks, blending them to achieve the colours that I like to use and I print onto traditional printmakers paper, either Somerset Satin or a French milled paper. The paper is a soft white with a velvety surface and may have the deckled edge on one side, depending on where it is cut from the full sheet. I use an old Victorian book press to take the impression or rub by hand with a Japanese baren if the print is too big to fit into the press.

Your print will be carefully prepared for shipping, wrapped in acid free tissue paper and rolled inside a sturdy cardboard tube, cushioned with tissue at either end and securely sealed.

Materials used:

Water-based inks, cotton printmaking paper, rubber rollers and an iron press.

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This artwork is sold by Sophie Scharer from United Kingdom

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