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* Perfect Fit (2024) Linocut print from a limited edition of 8

* Perfect Fit (2024) Linocut print from a limited edition of 8

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Artwork description:

Perfect Fit.
I was walking around the hill top Umbrian town, Orvieto. Trying to reach the top of the hill and see the beautiful Cathedral, when I glanced down into this tiny side street. There it was the romantic, picture perfect Italian scene. The old Fiat 500 fits perfectly the narrow winding streets. Parked up you feel it's not car bought for novelty but for absolute practicality.
And yes, my first car was a tiny Fiat and I loved it.

A reduction linocut is a totally hand made print. No machines are used. Only one piece of Lino is used throughout the process and so no prints can be reproduced.

I draw the image I want to create on the Lino, in reverse. Using carving tools I take away all the lightest parts which will be the colour of the the paper, I then ink up the Lino with a colour and press this onto some thick printing paper. Anything I want to be that colour I carve away and ink up the next colour and so the process goes until the image appears.

This print went through this process around 18 times, to achieve the final image. I used oil based Calico artist inks and the paper is Italian Fabriano Rosapina.

The printed area is approximately 30.5cm by 40.5 and the paper size is approximately 34.5 by 46.5 cm.

Materials used:

inks, paper, cutting tools, Lino, press

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