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'Blossom' is the 2nd painting Gillies has explored using this technique after a series of paintings, Gillies experimented with paper cut 'blossoms' attached to a painting to create a fuller 3d experience.

It was inspired by a walk the artist took in Kelvingrove Park during the spring of 2012 and began his series of Blossom paintings, a theme often returned to.

This painting is a fusion of many mediums. Starting with the background of the picture, created using sepia ink for the water where pale blossoms float upon the surface. The wash of sepia tone gives the painting a very Japanese feel.

Black ink for the cherry branch which is reaching down to the water.
The branch is laden with Sakura, blossom, which is created with a base structure of white and pink acrylic paint blossoms.
The artist has given this a fuller look with hundreds of individually cut paper blossom petals each tinted with a shade of colour which builds up the areas of the cherry branch into a 3-dimensional look.
When the sun or light cuts across the painting the many shadows create quite an effect.

The artist has had this professionally framed in a light ash wood painted grey, with the paper image mounted & under glass.

The colour tones are many shades of white, cream, copper, pink. The background tone is a gradient Sepia wash.
The frame wood is wooden painted grey.

Materials used:

Paper, Acrylic Paint, Inks

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Blossom (2014)

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