Evergreen Duo

I have been experimenting with making a kind of monoprint, where I paint one layer on a canvas, then smush it onto another.  I put the paint on thickly, but some of it dries before I make the transfer.  So I paint more on the printed one, then smush them together again.  I did many layers on this one, and though it didn’t turn out as textured as I wanted, I think the two of them have a nice winter forest look.  I made them look different, and put a bird on each one.

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Evergreen Forest 1, 8×10″, acrylic on canvas by Joy Murray
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Evergreen Forest 2, by Joy Murray

They’re distinct enough alone, but they also look good hung together.

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I’m going to play around with different papers and supports for this technique.  It’s a fun way to find new ways paint can be used.

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2 thoughts on “Evergreen Duo

  1. Hi Joy, I like these paintings.  For me, they capture the density of a thick evergreen forest with snow thickly falling, and snow a foot high on the ground.  So beautiful, so silent, except for the occasional whump of a clump of snow falling off a tree.  It brings back glorious times cross country skiing in Montana. Warmly, Susan

  2. Thank you, Susan. I haven’t gotten to spend much time in evergreen forests, but I see them in nature documentaries and photographs. They seem to be as you described them. Glad you liked these paintings. Hope all is well with you.

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