Sky Bouquet

31x31 inch, Printed and hand-applied stenciling applied via pochior and reduction screen printing methods on Strathmore 400 paper.

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The Natural Contrast Series was born through the desire to experiment with shapes, various color application methods and various stenciling methods just to see what it had to teach me. The common thread in this series is the color scheme and each piece celebrates some element of nature. 

Sky Bouquet came to me in a dream. The sky and clouds viewed through a stencil-shape of a floral arrangement. Only 3 editions of were printed. The blues and grays were first laid down on the paper by hand, using brushes, brayers and sponges and the clouds were hand-painted through a hand-cut paper stencil. The color was layered over several days until I was happy with it. Then cyan blue was screen printed on top, and black was printed below. The drips were added by hand after.