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Texturing the Landscape

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Mist on Birch Hill, 20″x20″ giclée print, mixed media (inked carved impressions, digital paint) Copyright © 2018 Paula Ogier

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.

patterned stamp

After coating the carved rubber with dark purple ink, I pressed it over and over again onto white paper, forming a loose pattern.

stamp and impressions

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.

Detail from Mist on Birch Hill, 20"x20" giclée print, mixed media (inked carved impressions, digital paint) Copyright © 2018 Paula Ogier

A close-up detail from Mist on Birch Hill, Paula Ogier

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.

Thanks for reading!

Paula

Paula Ogier Artworks

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Hi there. I’m Boston-based digital artist Paula Ogier. In this blog I write about about my art business, new works, projects in process, life in Boston, inspirations, ideas, and creative challenges. I live and work in Boston's South End neighborhood, in the enclave known as the SoWa Art + Design district. I'm fond of big cities, architecture, great imaginative spaces, food & drink, gardening, wandering around the city on foot, binge-watching well written shows, talking to cats, and of course, making and experiencing art. Artist website: PaulaOgierArt.com. Twitter: Paula Ogier Artworks My studio is at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203.

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