Today was a butterfly day and I did three mono print variations, none turned out as well as I’d hoped. I love the colours though and I hope you do too.
I’m loving playing with my Gelli plate again! I enjoy the process of painting this backwards: first the birds, the trees and the white horizon line, next the lines that would be in the sand and the water. I let each of those layers dry before applying a transparent blue, pink and yellow layer over the sky and water and a neutral over the sand. Lastly, a layer of white over the entire surface followed by pulling the print. It’s surprising how complete the print is. So.much.fun!!!
Today I made a reinforced mask/stencil set of these three birds and I played with them for this post! It’s just so much fun, even if this project ended up darker than I’d hoped.
I received a call from the computer guy today... my computer’s hard drive is toast! I’ve got most, but not all, of my photos backed up. So, here’s a public service announcement: be obsessive about your computer backups. It’s not fun finding out that your weekly backups ceased months ago!
Gelli prints are a fun painting process. The results are often unpredictable but I enjoy the lack of control (some days :). Enjoy your Sunday!
Photo credit for this sawwhet owl goes to my brother Dwight. Particularly because this guy was cosied up to a cammo fence post! Such a velvety looking owl - gorgeous!
I was surprised to learn that the Western Meadlowlark Is a member of the blackbird family! As Prairie kid, I remember my dad pointing out the beautiful song of this bird many times. He’s not as easy to spot though! This is one of the birds that builds their nest on the ground. Sometimes they have a roof and/or tunnel entrances. Enjoy!
Last April we had a spring storm and under the cover of the snow, a flock of waxwings arrived to gobble up the last of the ash berries. We noticed a robin nestled into the group which was all fluffed up against the cold. Enjoy!
Like a magpie, this Bucerias beach thief liked shiny objects... I’ve taken considerable artistic license here and givenhim funky colours and a copper leaf coin. Enjoy!
Spitz was based on another of Ron’s photos from the Reno air races in 2013. In case you don’t know your WWII aircraft, the snout is the most recognizable feature of the Spitfire, a one man fighter plane that came into its own during the Battle for Britain in 1940/41. Cheers!