Thinking of the balance of light/dark and positive/negative space drives the design of a stencil.Read More
The ice started to go out of the little lake about a week ago.
Have you ever noticed how the wind etches a large scale water-like pattern on the icy surface of a pond? You can see this when the winter is short on snow, as this one has been.
I'm seeing water everywhere.
For several years now I've wanted to make a naturalistic repeating water pattern. I finally got down to it. This will repeat horizontally. It was very tricky to register. I had so much trouble so rather than drive myself crazy I decided to allow the pattern to drift about 1/4" upwards to the right with each "print," which will make it look more naturalistic anyway. To accommodate my imprecision, I made sure the shapes at top and bottom of stencil have no straight edges.
Some notes on the process of creating stencils for my Grackles and the Moon piece.Read More