a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The True North Strong and Free

Pillow Cover Panel, Caribou, The True North Strong and Free
I am very excited about these two new designs. Not only are they the most involved in composition that I have done so far but they are also printed on a fabric that is new and different from what I have used in the past. It is a faux suede: with a slight texture and a very soft hand.



Both of these new images were purposefully distressed to add to the concept of it being from a by-gone time.

3 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Barbara! I've always been fascinated by our caribou and I'm working on a drawing of one myself. I'm looking forward to seeing how you will be using these designs now!

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    1. I first saw Caribou in the wild when I went to Alaska. They are not nearly as large as I once thought. The antlers remind me so much of Inuit sculptures.
      Would love to see your drawings of the Caribou, as your work is so beautifully rendered.

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  2. Thanks Barbara. The drawing has been on the back burner for a few weeks now. Life and work seem to take over quite often and it's hard to find time for artwork.
    I completely agree with the way you describe the antlers!

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