It seems I missed my other little blue birds, so here is a new one – the first of the pair to be finished. I had a couple of spare 30x30cm canvases left over from the small works I did for Brunswick Street Gallery (Exhibition opening this Friday) so I thought these would be a good use for them. They are layered gouache finished with a top coat of mat varnish to stop the gouache cracking and lifting on the canvas. I used a piece of my hoarded vintage wallpaper to print the pattern in the background by hand – I like how random it has turned out, and reminds me a bit of falling snowflakes, not exactly our weather here, but what I have been hearing about from friends in London recently.
Unfortunately I fully ran out of time to finish the second bird before we flew off to Wgtn at the end of last week, and with no extra room in my suitcase, it’ll have to wait till mid Jan when I’m back in Melbourne before I get a chance to finish it… Hmmmph. Have added this one up on my Felt page, though I won’t actually be able to post it out until I get back home, but should anyone wan’t it and not mind waiting a few extra weeks, its up here… http://www.mightymouse.felt.co.nz