October Fire, linocut reduction (2016)
Linocut by Mariann Johansen-Ellis


  • Linocut, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 4
  • Size: 20.87 × 17.72 × 0.39 in (unframed) / 17.72 × 13.78 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Artist's description:

Autumn in the North, is a blaze of fire, a very inspiring time for an artist. I live in the most beautiful Southern Danish landscape and this is my love letter to that landscape complete with gorgeous swans and all!

WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of 4 prints in this color range with the sunrise sky, 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 58.000 viewers on Youtube, to see how a reduction print is made and printed by me, either go to www.youtube.com and search under my name or go to the "me at work" section, to see it!
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 earth bound colors.

SIZE: "October Fire" is printed on a warm cream piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 13,5" x 18" (35 cm x 45 cm)
and paper is 18" x 21". (45 cm x 53 cm)
This is a quite a large print, and strong enough to be framed even larger to make a real impact in the space you hang it.

EDITION: I have signed, titled and numbered the print. It is one of 4 prints.
Please be aware that I can't guarantee you will receive the number in the photo.
This print fits a standard frame with a custom mat.

SHIPPING: I'll mail it to you, protected by tissuepaper and a cellophane sleeve so it arrives safely. It comes with a flier explaining what a lino reduction is. See thumbnail above.

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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