|'November Beech Trees'|
I have been living in the summer over the past couple of months, working on summer inspired pieces using photographs I took during the warmer months as my inspiration. This week however I thought I would take a more seasonal approach and use some Gelli printed mulberry paper I made while the fallen leaves were still dry and crisp.
I collected Autumn leaves and used acrylic paint to print them onto the paper with my Gelli plate. I then used the paper to make an abstract woodland.
The trees were splatter painted with an old toothbrush after I blocked off the surrounding areas with masking tape. The copper red reminds me of the shiny glistening bark of the Beech tree. It seems to stand out so prominently when there is not much colour around, The background of collaged bookpaper text was going to be covered more heavily in gesso, but I like the way the text contrasts with the bark so I left it. I often feel I overwork things and my new challenge is to know when to leave things alone!
|Gelli printed mulberry paper|
Sweet smell of Autumn Decay
winter's on her way.
Time to light the fire and wrap up warm!
linking to Collage Obsession and Paint party Friday.