Recently I started painting on Birch Bark, not exactly a common material for artwork. I was on vacation with my Husband in Wisconsin at our cousin's land when I saw bright white bark laying on the ground. I wondered if I could paint on something like this. So we collected a number of pieces, finding pieces with character.
|Once we have collected the Birch Bark I have to clean the bark and prepare it for painting. This includes connecting dowels to the back to shape the pieces and to connect hangers so that the bark can hang on the wall.|
I look through the pieces of bark and each one has characteristics that guide me in what I paint on them. I use Acrylic paint to create the images on the bark. Once the painting is completed they are sealed.