I silkscreened the initial images for this collage at the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. It is part of a series based on herbs, using a search image derived from ink and watercolor paintings I completed in January 2015. This is a unique collage. It is available as a digital print from my Etsy.com shop, GehrieBotanica.
Here are my first two silkscreen paintings, based on my herbal paintings of thyme and oregano. They are studies I used to explore using silkscreen and multiple registration to paint with printing ink. The concept is Search Image. This is the use of an image to help people working with plants, particularly in natural areas, to find [...]
Cilantro is has a bold green flavor and is essential to Thai and Mexican cooking. Tarragon - winds and tangles on a runner Links to purchase 8" x 10" prints Cilantro Tarragon These are two additional herb paintings in the Herb Series here in Gehrie Botanica. A process of under layer water color painting [...]
This painting was commissioned for a family in New York City. It now hangs in their daughter's bedroom. I delivered it in December 2014. I cut branches from our crabapple trees and brought them into my studio loft to hand draw. I drew sketches and settled on composition for several days before creating reference photos to [...]
The herb series started with rough sketches as color tests and to gain a feeling for the proportion and angles in plant morphology. I used a sketchbook style to develop more complete ink drawings over a color layer. To learn about my process in detail go to the Creative Process menu tab.Click on thumbnails below [...]