Les Poissons - Linoleum Reduction Prints
(
Oil-based ink on Rice Paper)

Fish have always been prevalent in my images.  My Zodiac sign guided me to a love of water and all the sea holds, its animals, fishes and plants.  The colors and all that is hidden underneath the waves completes the circle of my fascination with layers and colors.

A Brief Description Of The Linoleum Printing Process

  • The image is cut with special tools into the surface of linoleum formulated for printing.

  • The ink is rolled on with a brayer, a tool resembling a small paint roller made of rubber.

  • A piece of Japanese rice paper is placed on top of the inked print, and pressure is applied with a wooden spoon (or tool made for this purpose), to the paper so the ink will be adhered consistently.

  • When the paper is removed, the image (in reverse) is visible.

  • In the reduction process, more linoleum is cut next and another color is applied.  This process is repeated until all colors have been printed one on top of the other.  The linoleum printing plate has subsequently been rendered unusable.

  • The jigsaw process involves cutting the original printing plate apart and inking each piece separately in a different color.

  • Each print shown here has been printed or "pulled" to use the proper terminology, by hand.  It is possible to use a hand cranked press to apply the pressure, but I prefer the hands on approach of the wooden spoon method.

 

To Purchase Any of The Above Paintings Please Contact Karen La Du @ 732.864.5269 or
Click Here To Send Me an EMail.

 
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Poisson Polka Dot I

12" X 6 1/2"

Detail

Private
Collection

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Poisson Polka Dot II

12" X 6 1/2"

Detail

Private
Collection

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La Filet Ne Peut Pas La Tenir:
(
The Net Couldn't Hold Her)

Full Color

24" X 8"

Detail

Private
Collection

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La Filet Ne Peut Pas La Tenir:
(
The Net Couldn't Hold Her)

Blue and Yellow
24" X 8" $1200

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Le Poisson Volant 10" X 10" $800

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Le Poisson Volant 10" X 10" Private Collection
Into Unknown Waters
Red
24" X 8" $650

Into Unknown Waters
Black Dot
24" X 8" $650
Into Unknown Waters
Yellow
24" X 8" $650
Les Poissons Insectivore
(
Hungry Fishes Eat Bugs for Lunch)

Full Color
10" X 10 1/2" $700

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Les Poissons Insectivore
(
Hungry Fishes Eat Bugs for Lunch)

On Blue

10" X 10 1/2"

Detail

$400

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Les Poissons Insectivore
(
Hungry Fishes Eat Bugs for Lunch)

On White

10" X 10 1/2"

Detail

$400

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Le Derrière
(The Rear)

On Blue

10" X 10 1/2"

Detail

$400

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Le Derrière
(The Rear)

On White
10" X 10 1/2"

Detail
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World's Largest Cat Toy

Linoleum Reduction Print and Mixed Media

20" X 36"

Private
Collection

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(Complete Set)

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(Center)

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Triptych: La Barracuda
(Three Prints in Hand Painted Frames)

Each 10" X 15"

$1800
(Set)

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To Purchase Any of The Above Paintings Please Contact Karen La Du @ 732.864.5269 or
Click Here To Send Me an EMail.