From far away as Jupiters sulphur mines

Forest Stencil

I finished my stencil!  After 10 months of picking away at it I cut my last piece on Monday at 2:30 am.

LEITCH_piece

Felt good to finally have it done.  The work wasn’t over though.  I had to make a frame to slide the canvas into so the stencil could lay flat and I could make some sort of registration.

LEITCH_cut

After that I tinted the white areas of the canvas so my highlights stencil would stand out.

LEITCH_paints

Then I finally sprayed it.  After layering colours over and over I got to a point where it looked perfect.  Here they are…

LEITCH_forest seriesTease

So as you can see, this is just a section.  I decided I can’t reveal it yet.  I have only a fox to paint in and I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet.  From here on out any progress shots will be closeups until it’s finished.

So as I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I have spent the last 10 months working away at this.  It has shaved a couple years off my hands and back so I decided I would make other versions for as long as the stencils will hold up for other people to enjoy. Yup, they’re on sale.  Here they are….


LEITCH_forest seriesGrey

3ft x 2ft (36″ x 24″) Spray paint on wood panel (grey)


LEITCH_forest seriesNatural

3ft x 2ft (36″ x 24″) Spray paint & wood stain on wood panel (natural)


In the grey version I have painted the panel before adding the stencils.  On the tan version I have applied natural wood stain to the panel before adding the stencils.  Both are $200 each.

If you’re interested in purchasing one, please email me at leitch@bradleitch.com subject line “forest painting”.  And in the email let me know if you want the grey or the natural background.  Please note each painting is unique and will differ from all others (it’s the nature of this process) so they may differ somewhat from these photos but will look every bit as good.

LEITCH_forest series

By one for yourself or give one as a gift (wink wink, nudge nudge).

Back to work,

Later

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2 responses

  1. Kris

    Blown away. Killing it as usual dude.

    November 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm

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