Pleasant morning, reduction linocut (2016)
Linocut by Mariann Johansen-Ellis


  • Linocut, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 11
  • Size: 25.98 × 18.9 × 0.39 in (unframed) / 22.83 × 14.96 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front
  • Hurry only 1 left in stock

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Artist's description:

out for a stroll, enjoying the sunshine, the pheasants are so oblivious to everything but the next 2 steps ahead, seems like a good idea to me sometimes! When you live in Denmark, a pheasant image is almost an obligation, I wanted mine to remind me of the images I used to see as a child, with the pheasant "posing" in nature.

WHAT IS A LINOCUT?: A handprinted linocut reduction print, reduction means that as I am printing the very short edition of 11 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 painting with your linocut knife and your roller with 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 almost 50.000 viewers on Youtube, to see how a reduction print is made and printed by me, go to and click on printmaking movies. 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: "Pheasant Morning" is printed on a warm cream piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 12" x 23" (38 cm x 58 cm)
and paper is 19" x 26". (48 cm x 66 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 (11 prints) the print.
Please be aware that I can't guarantee you will receive the number in the photo.

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.

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Materials used:

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