Handmade original two-plate linocut
Edition of 25
Image size: 21cm x 19cm
Paper size: 38cm x 28cm
I made this print by carving a plate of vinyl to leave the tree in relief. I then made another plate the same size, which I inked up in gold. This was printed on my press. Then I inked the tree in black and printed it on top of the gold. Making a good, bright gold surface has taken a lot of experimentation, as gold inks tend to print too dark. I added extra Sennelier gold pigment to my ink to lighten and brighten it.