Penny Boden

Wingin' the Blues


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9X7" reduction linocut print in a limited edition of 12 on 250gsm Stonehenge white fine art paper

This original hand pulled print was created using professional archival artist materials only. Due to the hand printing process, each print is slightly different and unique. The print shown is representative of the edition. The print you receive may not be the exact one shown but will have the same colour paper and ink. Prints are unframed unless otherwise specified.

These lively and active Blue Jays birds have so much character! They are a common sight in the boreal woods where I lived in northern BC Canada. I am a life-long bird lover. Blue Jays are so much fun! They are so hardy and resilient, withstanding the harsh sub artic climate. This has been one of my most popular original prints! I hope this one goes to the home of a fellow bird lover.

HISTORY: A print from this edition was was recognized for "outstanding artistic excellence" at a Federation of Canadian Artists exhibition, "Artists Choice," at Dawson Creek Art Gallery in Dawson Creek, BC Canada

This is a great way to turn favourite drawings into original prints! Here’s how I create a reduction linocut print:

1. I draw a design and transfer to a lino plate
2. I carve out parts I want to stay paper colour
3. I ink up a brayer and roll it onto the plate to transfer the ink
4. I centre paper on the inked plate and run it through the press
5. I repeat for number of prints I want in the edition
6. I carve out areas I want to stay the colour I just inked
7. I repeat steps 3-6 for the remaining colours working from lightest to darkest
8. I end with an edition of beautiful reduction lino cut prints!

Any questions? Would you like more photos? Feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!