Oak Leaves & Acorn Linocut

Autumn has arrived in this colourful print of oak leaves and an acorn. Actually there are two timelines in this print, the green acorn and green leaves of the summer, and then the hint of autumn change with the leaves turning orange and a blustery sky. I love the shape of oak leaves and the beauty of the sun shining through them especially when their colour is changing.

This linocut is a 6 colour linocut, created from three blocks which printed the first three colours; and then each block was further cut to remove more material and then these were used to print the last three colours. This method of printmaking is known as a multi-block reduction cut; and it means the edition cannot be printed again as you no longer have the earlier stages of the blocks to print from.

Printed by hand using Caligo relief water-based ink on specialist printing paper, Zerkall 210 gsm. The yellow highlights on the leaves and stems were hand coloured with acrylic ink (making the seventh colour in the print).

This edition has 15 prints in total and it is available in my Art Finder shop.

Here is a gallery of rough proofs for each colour printed.

 

 

 

(© Catherine Cronin)

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Autumn Change – 20% OFF prices in my online shops

Autumn is a time for change, an easy way to refresh your home decor is with new art on the walls. I’m shaking things up by offering 20% OFF prices on all items in all my online shops till the 22 October. Enjoy!

Please visit my online shops at the below links to see current items for sale.

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Artfinder Shop: Catherine Cronin 20% OFF prices automatically applied on sales price from 25 Sept.

Here’s a little gallery of some of the items available.