Category: Painted on Birch Bark

Over the (Birch) Fence

November 13, 2012
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Birch trees. Birch bark.  To me, one of mother nature’s loveliest creations.  A few years back, we were hiking and came across a number of toppled birches with peeling bark. I was enticed by the texture of the bark and wanted to paint pastels on it…but could never manage to produce any vibrant colors with pastels, so into the barn they went….until last month. I have been using acrylics and pen and ink to try to pull out the images that I find. Fun. How to display them? Still working on that. For the moment, using thinner birch “canvases” and mounting them on fabric before framing them. I welcome any suggestions!

4X7  Mixed Media on Birch Bark