Image size 10 x 10 cm (approx 4 x 4") Paper size 16 x 16 cm Printed using oil based inks on 210gsm zerkall printmaking paper.
This miniature unframed collagraph print is a portrait of a handsome tawny owl - an owl native to Europe and Asia. We are lucky enough to have tawny owls living in the trees behind our house in the north of England. As you can see in the last image, the hand cut plate from which this print is made contains only the outline, eyes and a few markings - all the details of the rest of the portrait, such as the feathers and shadows, are created entirely by the way I slowly and carefully wipe and manipulate the blue black ink before passing the plate through an etching press with a piece of dampened printmaking paper. This means that each print is a unique artwork and no two prints will be identical. I will be producing a maximum of thirty prints from this plate. You will receive number 2 in the edition which is the print shown in the first image. Prints shown in the subsequent images may be others from the edition.
Each print is numbered, titled, signed and dated in pencil under the image. Please note the print is supplied unframed for safe shipping.