Linocut, unique state, hand coloured (watercolour)
Hahnemulle 300gsm
Mixed media: printmaking and watercolour
Ink: Oil based printing inks

Four Facts
4 (four) is a number, numeral, and glyph. It is the natural number following 3 and preceding 5. Four is the only number in the English language for which the number of letters in its name is equal to the number itself. This is also true in several other languages, such as German, Afrikaans, Dutch, and Flemish, as “vier”.[citation needed]

In mathematics Four is the smallest composite number, its proper divisors being 1 and 2. Four is also a highly composite number. The next highly composite number is 6.

Four is the second square number, the second centered triangular number.

4 is the smallest squared prime (p2) and the only even number in this form. It has an aliquot sum of 3 which is itself prime. The aliquot sequence of 4 has 4 members (4,3,1,0) and is accordingly the first member of the 3-aliquot tree.

Only one number has an aliquot sum of 4 and that is squared prime 9

The prime factorization of four is two times two.

Four is the smallest composite number that is equal to the sum of its prime factors. (As a consequence of this, it is the smallest Smith number). However, it is the largest (and only) composite number n for which is false.

My specialities are watercolour painting and printmaking. Further enquiries?

All works are hand painted or hand printed onto fine quality paper. Marion uses Arches 300gsm rough paper, Saunders Waterford 300gsm cold pressed paper for her watercolours and for each unique state print, the paper is either BFK Rives 280gsm cream paper or Hahnemulle rough 280gsm.

All enquiries welcome.

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  • Romo
    Romoalmost 6 years ago

    Wow…this is so cool….love the colors and the landscape scenes….so unique:)

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...almost 6 years ago

    Very neat work. Cool explanation of the glyph too, some of those things I’d never heard of :)

    Have an awesome day!

  • linaji
    linajialmost 6 years ago

    NUMBERS… what a wonderful explaination ..I never new Four is the smallest composite number that is equal to the sum of its prime factors.. and for goodness sake.. what is a Smith number?!
    The colors you used are gorgeous and your knowledge of paper is Wow!! Well done!

  • Hey Lina! Thanks a million squillion for the feature!!!!!

    – Marion Chapman

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 6 years ago

    Growing in perfect balance (4)…Beautiful work Marion ;) xoxox

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 6 years ago

    I like this one a lot Marion !!!

  • Lenka
    Lenkaalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful, great forms and colors :)

  • Annie Wise
    Annie Wisealmost 6 years ago

    this number series is just great !

  • aRae
    aRaealmost 6 years ago

    so cool…excellent

  • MichelleLegg
    MichelleLeggalmost 6 years ago

    I really like this one – you’ve got so much happening – different colours, each square telling a different ‘story’.
    Very clever – bravo and great work.

  • mmargot
    mmargotalmost 6 years ago

    Your numbers are like ancient tiles, and all beautiful.
    So many meanings – as in an art interpretation.

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