Sometimes when I look at Kelly the only feature I can distinguish in all those tortie markings is her extremely round eyes.
Image is 8" x 12", with mat and frame outside dimensions 16" x 20".
"The Goddess" is the other print in this set.
I am unendingly inspired by my houseful of felines, especially those two tortoiseshell calicos. I print these by hand from a hand-cut linoleum block, then each individually is hand-painted in watercolor.
Block printing is a technique wherein the artist carves the surface of a piece of linoleum, leaving raised areas which will become the image. Ink is rolled onto these raised areas, then a piece of paper is pressed against the block and when it's lifted away the ink remains, leaving the image on the paper.
I also print this image on textiles, such as t-shirts, curtains, tablecloths, shawls and tote bags! Please check my apparel and housewares categories to see what's currently available.
Because of the nature of the medium, each print is unique and ink coverage is not always perfect. Most artists consider this random activity to be part of the process of creating an individualized print, and along with the hand-painting makes a unique work of art.
The Tortie Cats Set, The Roundest Eyes Hand-Colored Linocut
- Handmade item
- Materials: white rice paper, watercolor, acid free double mat, acid free backing, wood frame, clear glass, acrylic block printing ink
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- Ships worldwide from United States