DESIGN This is the first lino block print I ever made, and it was started somewhat on a whim while on a summer trip in Portland, known as the city of roses—a subject I’ve always loved to paint and figured I’d also love to carve and print from. I was right! It was the first of many carved designs / lino prints to come, and I’m glad that it all began with a word and image that both mean a lot to me.
Like all Jimmy Paints items, this artwork is designed & handprinted with love from my San José printshop / studio.
DETAILS Artwork approx. 4” x 5”, printed on paper that’s 5” x 7”. 280 gsm Strathmore 400-series paper.
If you’re unfamiliar with lino printing, it refers to a process that starts with carving a design into a linoleum block, layering ink on top of the carved design, and then printing the relief image onto a surface – paper, fabric, etc.
And please note: the photos you see here are of a test print that is intended to help you clearly see the design / image you’re purchasing (plus another of the original lino block I carved into); note the specific details provided here regarding the size of the artwork, size of the paper, & paper style.