note: these are all masks
Botanical S737Believe it or not, this Rooted in Nature Botanical Mask was developed from a bunch of dill that David Daniels saw in the grocery store. Proof that inspiration for stencils is limitless.
|David used paint dropped onto Yupo paper through the Botanical (top) and Floral (bottom) Masks.|
Butterfly S738David Daniels developed this Rooted in Nature Butterfly Mask from a photograph of a butterfly in a bush of flowers.
|Watercolor brushed over the mask on watercolor paper.|
Floral S739David Daniels needed to look no further than out a window in his studio to be inspired by a group of flowers. Viola! His Rooted in Nature Floral Mask.
Grass S740Grasses growing and waving in the breeze outside David Daniels’ studio window inspired his Rootedin Nature Grass Mask.
|Sprayed watercolor on Yupo paper and the same mask was used twice.|
Leaves S741The maple leaves on a branch shading an oft walked path inspired David Daniels’ Rooted in Nature Leaves Mask.
|Used as a simple mask with watercolors sprayed over it.|
Palm S742While vacationing in South Africa, David Daniels fell in love with the graphic design of some dead palm branches on which his Rooted in Nature Palm Mask is based.
|Painted over mask using a variety of watercolors.|
Riverbank S743David Daniels’ Rootedin Nature Riverbank Mask was developed from a Riverbank near his home in Silver Spring, Maryland.
|Multiple watercolors over the mask.|
"This was a personal challenge," David Daniels says. "I used all 7 of my stencils in the same painting. These photos show the placement of the stencils and the painting in development.
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