In this silver birch original, the pale trees need a dark background to stand out clearly. The fiery reds and oranges break through the greys that signify more distant trees and continue onto the forest floor. The trunks themselves contain many colours as well as the drawn black marks to give the idea of detail in the bark – not realistic but a stylised equivalent – see the close up detail below.
I used rollers and dabbers to spread out the ink then made marks with a cloth and other tools. I built up layers of over-lapping colous by printing serveral times. I incorporated textures by impressing inked up wallpaper and fabric. I also used paper stencils to make the crisp edges. You can find out more about the creation of this piece in my "Woodland Light" article.
Available framed, mounted or unmounted
Mounted option: it comes with an acid free double mount and backing board. Cellophane wrapped and carefully flat-packed in a strong cardboard box. UK shipping £15
Framed option: The frame is solid oak, just beautiful natural wood 3cm (front) x 2cm (side) . It has an acid free double window mount and art glass for UV protection and greatly reduced reflections. Ready to hang with d-rings and string attached. Delivered by specialist art/antiques courier. UK shipping £60
Unmounted option: It comes wrapped in tissue and plastic and rolled in a wide strong tube. UK shipping £8
Birch Rhythms original monotype
Dispatch and returns info
- Original hand made monotype
- Colour-fast inks on BFK Rives high quality cotton rag paper
- Image size 51 x 74 cm
- Mounted size 69 x 91 cm
- Framed size 73 x 96 cm
- Signed on the front
International customers please select unmounted option. I currently ship to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand . Please get in touch for other destinations.