Friday, 23 January 2009

CANVAS ART



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 ....

7 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG Rosie these are stunning.
Unbelievable work. I love them all.

Suse said...

These are both gorgeous Rosie - personally I like the 'pristine' lace as is on this one very much - fabulous work.

Kimmie said...

These are beautiful! They don't look like you "struggled" to me!

LazyKay said...

STUNNING! Nothing other that I can say!

xxxxxx

paru's_circle said...

turning the canvas around!! engenious!
superb!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Both canvases turned out beautifully Rosie! I hope to get to play with some soon here.

Susan said...

Yesterday, I was going through some modern designs on Canvas Art and I found amazing collection.