"Breakfast time" - an original handprinted wood engraving, inspired by the photo I took of a bumblebee in a foxglove.
Wood engraving is a form of relief printmaking. The image is engraved with very sharp finely-pointed tools into a mirror- smooth surface of an endgrain block (in this case - lemonwood). The surface is then inked up and the image is printed onto paper. I first use an antique book press to print my wood engravings and then hand-burnish each of the prints with a teaspoon to get a crisper print.
Handprinted in highly-pigmented oil-based ink in Carbon Black on beautifully smooth Zerkall paper.
You can choose between an unmounted print or mounted with an acid-free backboard and double mount ready to fit a standard 8x8" frame. The mount is affixed with paper "hinges" and can be removed if needed.
Image size 6x7,5cm. Titled, numbered and signed in pencil.
A limited edition of 100.
Because the image is inked and printed by hand, there may be slight variations in tone.
Will be shipped flat, carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue, sandwitched between 2 sturdy boards and packaged in a protective envelop to ensure safe delivery. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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