Something strong and very traditionally linocut, with lots of cutmarks showing, is what I wanted here, something that would make you feel empowered wherever you hang it, as it is a strong, fearless image, no monsters under any beds here! Maybe quite masculine, but as almost everything I do is quite romantic is feels good to at times go against the current! Hang the Oystercatcher behind your desk and tell the world "I can!!! I created 2 more birds in this style, a blackheaded gull and a swan see separate listings!
WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of only 8 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 www.youtube.com and search under my name.
All my lino prints are printed by me, printmaking is my big love!
I have used a warm yellow, a cool blue and a sooty black.
SIZE: "Oystercatcher" is printed on a crisp white piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm )
and paper is 15" x 14". (38 cm x 36 cm)
EDITION: I have signed, titled and numbered the print. It is one of 8 prints.
Please note you might not receive the number in the photo.
This print fits a standard frame. 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!
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