Penny Boden

Workin' for a Livin' Too


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6X7" reduction linocut print in a limited edition of 8 on 250gsm Stonehenge 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 you receive may not be the exact one shown, but it will have the same colour paper and ink. It is unframed.

These delightful black capped chickadees are a common sight in the boreal woods where I used to live in northern BC Canada. I am a life-long bird lover. Chickadees are a favourite! They are so hardy and resilient, withstanding the harsh sub artic climate and still whistling away! This has been one of my most popular prints!

HISTORY/AWARDS: A print from this edition won an Award of Excellence in Federation of Canadian Artists exhibition, "Permission to Dance," at The Centre for Creative Arts, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Here’s how I create a reduction linocut print:

1. I draw a design and transfer to a linoplate
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 linocut prints!

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