Sing Blackbird Sing, linocut reduction (2015)
Linocut by Mariann Johansen-Ellis


  • Linocut, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 11
  • Size: 14.96 × 15.75 × 0.39 in (unframed) / 15.35 × 15.35 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:

Autumn and the rowan berries are so strong in color, against the September blue sky, no wonder the blackbird wants to sing, I do too!

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 sculpting with your linocut knife and painting with 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 over 57.000 viewers on Youtube, to see how a reduction print is made and printed by me,
go to and search under my name . 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: "Sing, Blackbird, Sing" is printed on a warm cream piece of velvety printmaking paper,
the image measures 15" x 15" (39 cm x 39 cm)
with a border of 1,5" (4 cm) of paper all the way round
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 each 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.

If you have any questions, just get in touch with me!
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Materials used:

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

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