Artist's description:

The wild rosehips in our hedgerows are irresistible, I intend every year to make rosehip syrup but never seem to get round to it (probably because of the laborious preparation!), so bring branches of them into the house instead and put them on our windowsills in glass bottles. Here is a tangle of them waiting for a vase. I kept the colours and the image simple to illustrate their graphic quality, using black and brown for the branches, deep red for the berries and grey for the shadow against the white paper.

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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Rosehips (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Sophie Scharer from United Kingdom

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