Trees like to dance! At least they do where I live. The slightest bit of wind and the fourteen oaks, along with walnut, apple, pear, cherry, plum, maple, and aspen trees sway along and sing with the most delightful voices among the leaves.
So when I was working on ideas for International Print Exchange #7 by Green Door Studios, I came up with a dancing tree. The requirements were that ten prints have a small paper size of 14x14cm and the image no more that 10x10cm. I will receive eight in return. I originally had several intricate and ambitious ideas, but eventually decided to keep it simple. I am glad I did as I am quite happy with the results.
Since I don't have a press for etchings or block prints, I chose to do serigraphs (screen prints) as I have the tools I need.
|Scan of pencil sketch|
First, I sketched a little tree that pleased me. I then added three colours of leaves. Here are my drawings I used as patterns.
|Stencil fluid - detail|
|Stencil fluid drying|
|Stencil fluid and screen filler|