Friday, 23 January 2009
I've been working on these this week but couldn't show you before because they are samples for our challenge over on Big Art Adventure.
Inspired by the work of Viola whose talent I so much admire, I'd meant to try working on a canvas for some time, but have only now got around to it.
I've turned both canvases around and used them as a kind of deep frame. On each of them the central photo is raised up to give a 3D effect (which doesn't photograph very well). On the smaller one (which is less than 3" square) the reverse side of the canvas was a nice natural linen look, so I left it like that and painted the canvas edges with distress crackle paint in antique linen. I've always enjoyed Viola's use of lace too, so both canvases feature it, although I think I may age the lace on the larger one a bit, it seems to look too pristine. The metal plaque on the larger canvas (about 8" x 8") is meant for a title when I can think of one!! My inspiration seems to be AWOL at the moment and I've struggled to work on these ....