Autumn Rose Sprig

Rosa californica
Hand printed mineral pigment relief print

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Autumn California Rose Hip Sprig in Gray. A mineral pigment relief print that captures the seasonal story of the California Rose in Autumn as a sprig of hips and leaves.

Rosa californica, the California Rose transforms through the seasons with rose buds in Spring, giving way to fragrant blooms in Summer, that become rose hips come Autumn, and by Winter branches are bare, covered only in withering hips awaiting the return of Spring.

A small-batch edition of warm gray organic printing ink that is hand made with organic flax seed oil and natural pigments of grape vine charcoal, lapiz lazuli, and titanium chalk. Printed by hand with cotton paper on an antique printing press. Original ink + pen illustrations by Justina Freel made into photopolymer plate. Each print is visually unique and printed in limited editions.


Paper: Crane's Lettra 110# Pearl White Cotton

Pigment: Lapiz Lazuli, Grape Vine Charcoal, Titanium Chalk

Plate: Photopolymer

Press: 1936 Vandercook No. 4 Proving Press

Size: 6" H x 6" W

Available for purchase in our shoppe.

Available by bespoke commission
in custom mineral pigment color, paper, and framing.

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