Hi beautiful people!
Today is my turn in a wonderful two week blog hop to introduce Jill K. Berry’s new line of stencils, TEXTures, from Artistcellar. There are 4 gorgeous stencils in this set and I was excited to try them as stencils are not part of my usual repertoire.
I decided to use the stencil inspired by rivers but for some reason my mind jumped straight to the image of a tree and a beautiful Ojibwa saying,
No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves.
I painted on a 12x12 inch wood panel, beginning with some playful marks in turquoise, white, yellow and green gold.
I then stencilled over the background using the same stencil four times to fill the panel using the same range of colours but contrasting light against dark and vise versa.
Using a watercolour pencil to draw in the image of a tree I then proceeded to paint out the negative spaces around the tree using transparent red iron oxide. I was surprised at the gorgeous effect of the turquoise glimpsing through the underlayers. I then added a turquoise glaze over some areas of the tree.
I almost stopped there but decided to add a little gold shimmer around the tree and then couldn't resist throwing in some POPS of colour! So much fun!
This original work is for sale. First one to email me will be the lucky purchaser!
This post is a part of a two week blog hop.
Leave a comment below for a chance to win your own set of Textures!
You can leave a comment here, and make sure you check out all the innovative ways that the others blog hop artists (listed below) have used these stencils! Leave a comment on their posts too, for more chances to win!
I will draw a name from all of the comments on this post on December 14, 2012, the last day of the hop!
12/03 Sketchbook Challenge Guest post http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/
12/04 Seth Apter
12/05 Diana Trout
12/06 Traci Bunkers
12/07 Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com/
12/08 Anne Gaal http://www.gaalcreative.com/
12/09 Effy Wild http://effywild.com/
12/10 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/
12/11 Aimee Myers Dolich http://artsyville.blogspot.com/
12/12 Sue Bleiweiss http://suebleiweiss.com/home.html
12/13 Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/
12/14 Jane Davenport http://www.janedavenport.com/
Come back tomorrow for another surprise announcement!