Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lord of the Tall Timber

Acrylic on birch bark
Bark is 14" x 21"
This is a new format I have been perfecting over the last five years.  The birch bark paintings are very time consuming, but I am happy with the results. To prepare the bark ,I visualize where the image will fit in between all of the irregularities.  Then I  do shaving with a razor blade and sanding.  This is followed with up to twelve coats of primer.  Each coat gets sanded and polished before I go on to the next one.  As far as I know I am the only artist in the country doing gallery quality paintings on birch bark. I think that it may because no on else is crazy enough to attempt it!

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