I did this tree silhouette this evening as the wind is howling outside. Hope it cheers everyone up.
Another bird Gelli to add to the collection with textures produced from leaves, scrunched up paper and layering of watercolours
The difference with this bird study and the others is that this time, I didn’t mask out the bird shapes first, but became inspired by the shapes I saw in the print when I pulled it off the plate.
You can see from this image (of a cat brooch I made and set against the background print) that there appears to be a bird shape appearing.
Today’s gelliprint was worked in subdued lighting and with a limited palette of colours as I await the delivery of new paints – Golden Open Acrylics – should be here tomorrow.
The evenings are getting darker at around 7:15pm. Working in synthetic light can have its surprises when you step outside into the natural light – the colours can appear very different to what you envisaged!
Again, I sketched out a bird and cut three masks from the sketch to block out any paint on the gelli. There’s a bit more to do on the final print, but the chrysanthemums and their leaves were quite pleasing for a first pull off the plate. I’ll add a bit more colour when it’s daylight and may even print more chrysanthemums on the background. 🙂