Lino cut print and line pencil drawing of a Banksia flower. This is from a photograph I took‚ that I created a pen and ink illustration of and then a lino carving print.
This work is available for sale as an original lino cut print.
*the watermark is to protect my copyright, and the artwork will ship without a watermark*
Lino Cut - hand signed and numbered
Paper: Traditional Kozo Natural Paper (slightly golden beige)
Sakura Oil based ink custom mixed to blue and matched to the artist proof as per recipe.
Print size approx 300x300mm
Paper size approx 650x495mm
Limited edition of 50 hand signed prints
Unframed Lino cut print
Fits into an Ikea Ribba frame
This is a limited edition original Linocut in an edition of 50. The pictured image is unframed and the edition number will be subsequent to 1/50.
I have often seen this plant on my walks around Mount Cotton Village in Queensland. I've always found it's an interesting plant, with holly like leaves, and a fluffy cattail-like flower. I saw a beautiful specimen in full afternoon sun, and had to take a quick snapshot of it to capture the moment. I later confirmed that this was a Banksia, a true Australian plant!
There are 173 Banksia species, and all but one occur naturally only in Australia. Banksias were named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820 ), who, in 1770, was the first European to collect specimens of these plants.
In recent years the genus Dryandra has been incorporated into the genus Banksia [more]
A number of Banksia cultivars have also been developed.
Origins of Linocut
Although linoleum is a floor covering that dates to the 1860s, the linocut printing technique was used first by the artists of Die Brücke in Germany between 1905 and 1913, where it had been similarly used for wallpaper printing.
A Linocut is a relief print (like a woodcut), the image is carved from a block of Linoleum. Areas are carved or cut away from the block, what remains will print when the inked roller is passed over the top of the block and paper is laid on the block to take an impression by hand or through a press.
All my Linocuts are hand printed on handmade Japanese Washi paper which for centuries has been used for block printmaking. It is thin enough for hand printing yet surprisingly strong and quite beautiful, also acid free and archival.
The majority of my Linocuts are custom coloured, I mix my own ink colours. I use Sakura Ink and have an artist’s proof print as my guide for the colours and tones that I will apply to a print in the same edition, there may be slight variations as my colour mixing is ‘painterly’ therefore each print in an edition is an individual.
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