Shakespeare Beach (Limited Edition 8 Prints) by Joanne Spencer
Linocut on Paper, Subject: Landscapes, sea and sky, Impressionistic style, From a limited edition of 8, Signed and numbered on the front, Size: 45 x 35 cm / 40 x 30 cm (actual image size), Materials: Schmincke Ink, Somerset Satin paper
Shakespeare Beach is a hand printed limited edition reduction Lino print, it is one of an edition of 8 prints. Shakespeare Beach is in Kent and is one of the beaches that the cross channel swimmers can start from, and as pleased with this image as I am, I am not so sure I would want to get into the water! Reduction prints are made using one block of Lino to print all the colours. The image I want to create is drawn onto the Lino, if it has writing or a “right way round” then I have to make sure what I put on the Lino is a mirror image of what I want the print to end up like. I then start by carving away the parts of the Lino that I want to remain the colour of the paper (for me this is normally white) out of the Lino block. Once this is complete I ink the block and print it. This process is repeated until all the colours have been printed. As each print is hand made there are slight variations between each print making them unique. Shakespeare Beach is 40 cm wide and 30 cm high and is printed on a slightly larger piece of paper using Schmincke water based ink on Somerset Satin 300GSM paper. The print is numbered, titled and signed on the front. It is sold unmounted and unframed. The image will be sent securely packaged by Royal Mail.