Mist on Birch Hill (above) has a back layer of purple patterns from a small strip of rubber I carved and then used as a stamp.
After coating the carved rubber with dark purple ink, I pressed it over and over again onto white paper, forming a loose pattern.
After making a pattern a little more than a foot wide, I photographed the design. I transferred this to the birch trees painting as the bottom layer and enlarged it. I created duplicate layers of it to piece together a larger pattern. In some sections duplicate layers were also used to intensify or thicken the pattern and in other areas to create an offset effect. The pink paint was applied in varying degrees of translucency to allow the pattern to show through.
Mist on Birch Hill is the most recent image I’ve made. On first glance the finished print looks to be just two colors (unusual for me!), pink and white. It actually has back layers of deep purple and peach, as well as top layers of pale blue on the shaded side of the trees.
I was quite happy with how the final prints came out. It’s a forest made for a daydreaming stroll.
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