Early morning, aquagreen sea and butter colored sky, the swans already having their breakfast.
This is a linocut reduction with 6 colors applied, reduction means that I start by cutting away the areas I want to remain white, when that is done, i ink the lino plate up in the first color, a light lavender, take all the prints through the press, inking for each print. Then I get on with removing the lino in the areas that I want to remain that color , effectively I create a lower space where that color is, so the roller with the ink does not touch it. When that is done and the first color has dried, I apply the second color, a light butter yellow, each and every print gets inked and taken through the press, I then cut, ink and print, cut ink and print, until I am done, at which time, most of the linoplates are so cut away that there is nothing left that prints nice, of course, I keep the plate, as proof that they are mine, but don't print from the again. I have been a printmaker for over 20 years now, and lino reduction continues to be one of my favorite techniques. In the "me at work" section, here in my shop, you can find films that show you the linocut reduction technique.
Swans Morning is printed in a small edition of only 9 prints. Please note you might not receive the number in the photo.
The print measures 40 cm x 42 cm (16" x 16")
and the actual printed area measures 32 x 32 cm (12.5" x 12.5")
it fits right into most standard frames.
I have many years experience of packing prints, so it arrives safely at your house, and pack my prints with care and also, pretty! See my reviews. I ship from my studio in Denmark. If you want giftwrap, have a look in the "me at work" section, I have some photos there of how I wrap.
Thank you so much, for looking, and hope to see you soon again!
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