Kelly’s Morning Bath 1 Linocut, Matted Unframed Prints

matted block print

Kelly's Morning Bath 1, matted and unframed in tan

These are the last two of my current prints of the Kelly’s Morning Bath series!

I’ll usually offer a few unframed prints of most of my block prints for those who may want to purchase a different frame from the ones I offer. In this case, I’ve cut mats for these two prints because they looked so good with the doubled black core mats.

matted block print

Kelly's Morning Bath 1, matted in natural

I really loved this paper with the big tan maple leaves imprinted in a random pattern. I purchase papers at a variety of art stores and at festivals where artisans make and/or decorate the paper, and sometimes even do a little papermaking myself. I only found one sheet of this paper, and these are the last two prints left that were printed on it.

This print captures an autumn morning, when the leaves on my maple trees have colored and filter the sun, speckling the table with splashes of sun and shadow.

It is printed on white rice paper imprinted with tan oak-leaf shapes randomly placed, double-matted with a natural white black core mat.

I’ve left a few unframed so you can choose your frame, but it’s a custom size so note the size of the mat, below, and see what type of a price you can find for a frame.

The image size is 4″ x 10″, the mat size is 9″ x 15″.

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. Because of this process, each print is slightly different and therefore unique.

I usually print a series of six prints, preparing my papers ahead of time, then offering them matted and framed, matted only, print only, hand-tinted and sometimes incorporated into another type of work.

I carved and printed this one according to my first idea, then decided I might like each scene to have a border and a little more detail, so you’ll also find Kelly’s Morning Bath 2. In addition to this matted print, they are available as a print alone or matted with no frame. In addition to the printing them as wall art, I also print them on other items such as curtains, placemats, tablecloths and other household items.

You can find this set of prints in my Etsy shop under Kelly’s Morning Bath, Linoleum Block Print in Tan and Kelly’s Morning Bath, Linoleum Block Print in Natural, or if you are local to me I actually have these on display in my shop in Carnegie, in the back room at Carnegie Antiques, 423 West Main Street.


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