one morning walking the dogs on the beach, we saw the biggest fox I have ever seen, I think he comes down to the marsh to see if he can catch any of the many ducks and swans there. He was so beautiful!
a handprinted etching; I ink up the copperplate for each print pulled, this means that each print will have small differences to the next. I hope you treasure this as a sign of individuality and part of what makes an original print an original. I use first class papers and ink to give my work the best possible longevity. This is an aquatint etching, which means I have added a process involving rosin, that adds wonderful deep tones to the copperplate, that later comes out in the printing process.
If you would like to see me make and print an aquatint etching, go to www.youtube.com/c/MariannJohansenEllis
"Sunrise" is printed in an edition of only 100 prints,please be aware that I can't guarantee that you get the number on the photo......
Each print is numbered, titled and signed by me.
The etching is printed on a piece of warm cream heavy printmaking paper, perfect for the image,
the paper measures 12" x 9" (30 cm x 23 cm )
and the actual images measures 9" x 6" ( 23cm x 15cm)
I'll mail your etching in a padded envelope, the print is placed on a piece of backing, wrapped in cellophane and comes with a nice "Original Print by Mariann Johansen-Ellis" sticker and a leaflet explaining what an etching is. If you are giving the etchings away as a gift, let me know and I'll wrap it in a nice piece of paper for you!
Thank you for looking in my shop and very welcome back!
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