Yes? linoleum block print © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Wildlife Linoleum Block Prints

I really enjoy working in this medium and I can free myself from the traditional media and a greater realism in rendering. Linoleum block printing is a technique wherein the artist carves the surface of a piece of artist’s 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.

The resulting work isn’t a one-time thing, but meant to be printed multiple times—and I do, on just about anything I can think of. They all start out on paper, but they’ve been printed on t-shirts and dresses and aprons and curtains, to name a few things. I will sometimes add color to them with watercolor or dyes to give them extra interest. The resulting work, even though they are all printed from the same block, is a unique print, still handmade by the artist.

You can also find linoleum block prints in “Feline Linoleum Block Prints”.

F. Print only, black and white, $35.00

This image is printed in black on white rice paper and hand-colored with watercolor tints reminiscent of my impressions as the eagle landed. It’s matted with a single tan acid-free black core mat, but left unframed and wrapped in plastic. The art size is 14″W x 11″H, the frame size is 20″W x 16″H.

Options for ordering:

A. Framed, double matted, tinted print (as shown), 16 x 20, $100.00
B. Framed, single matted (cream black core), tinted print, 11 x 14, $75.00
C. Double matted, tinted print, 16 x 20, $65.00
D. Single matted (cream black core), tinted print, 11 x 14, $55.00
E. Print only, tinted, $45.00
F. Print only, black and white, $35.00

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ABOUT THE PRINT

This linoleum block print captures the moment of landing for an eagle, head pressed forward, eyes focused, talons extended ready to capture the branch, wings extended, all feathers unfurled to put on the breaks for a gentle touchdown, such a contrast with all that evidence of power.

This image is printed in black on white rice paper and hand-colored with watercolor tints reminiscent of my impressions as the eagle landed. It’s matted with a single tan acid-free black core mat, but left unframed and wrapped in plastic. The art size is 14″W x 11″H, the frame size is 20″W x 16″H.

I’d been in an art exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh for a number of years as well as visiting the place, and the eagles always fascinated me with their quiet majesty. Then I’d visited the Pittsburgh Zoo and the Animal Rescue League’s wildlife sanctuary and had even more chances to study them, finding this landing procedure to be dynamic and exciting.

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 offer this print without color, as a print alone, and matted and framed, as well as on t-shirts and sweat shirts.

 

 

F. Print only, black and white on colored art paper, $45.00; +10.00

This image is printed in black on white rice paper or other art paper and is also hand-colored with watercolor tints. The art size is 12″W x 10″H.

Options for ordering:

A. Framed, matted, tinted print, 11 x 14, $100.00
B. Framed, matted, black and white print, 11 x 14, $75.00
C. Single matted, tinted print, 11 x 14, $55.00
D. Single matted, black and white print, 11 x 14, $55.00
E. Print only, tinted, $45.00
F. Print only, black and white on colored art paper, $45.00
G. Print only, black and white, $35.00

Order your print:

All prices include shipping.

ABOUT THE PRINT

This linoleum block print captures a leopard I saw at the zoo, turning around with quite the question on her face. I so loved the spots that showed up so clearly in my photos so I decided to just print the spots It’s printed in black on white rice paper and hand-colored with watercolor tints. It’s matted with a single tan acid-free black core mat, but left unframed and wrapped in plastic. The art size is 12″W x 10″H, the frame size is 14″W x 11″H.

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 offer this print without color, as a print alone, and matted and framed, as well as on t-shirts and sweat shirts.