As we hiked in the mountains I was drawn to the many shades of green that the season has to offer. When I got back to the studio I used that imagery to experiment with creating layers of color for more depth.
Here are the results:
|Mt. Willard, NH ~ inspiration photo|
Don't you just LOVE those greens... just look at them!
|I worked outside to take advantage of the sunshine. I laid ferns randomly across the surface of cotton fabric and began to paint over the ferns.|
|Next I placed another layer of ferns on the fabric and applied more fabric paint. |
I varied the greens just like in nature.
|Here is a detail of "Mt. Willard". I'm happy with the varies shades of green |
giving the fabric some depth and a little movement.
|This inspiration photo is the view from Boulder Loop Trail in NH. |
I hope someday to paint this color palette on my bedroom ceiling!
|I took another yard of cotton outside to paint. I was going for the |
lightest and brightest green coming through the tree tops. I laid leaves
across the fabric for a sun print and sprinkled salt across the surface.
|Here are sun printed leaves before adding more layers of green.|