Posts Tagged ‘painted canvas’

A canvas produced in my same process as described previously in various posts. This time I experimented with a different eye style and I like the strength they gave the face, plus a strong jaw line helped as well. There are a couple charcoal outlined butterflies that began life as paint splotches and a stamped tag. I found I like making the skin tones like a greyscale photo when the background colors are very rich, I like the contrast.


Along  came a spider and sat down  beside her but didn’t frighten her one little bit. This girl was completed like the other in the series, face basics from Crafters Workshop Balzar Designs stencil, acrylics, paper foundation, stamped and tagged. She’s a creature of the twilight for sure.

Yesterday while I was working on a couple canvases the surprise of the day was that I wasn’t working on a girly after all, it was a boy! I couldn’t figure out for the longest time while that girl wouldn’t come out right. No moss on me! Pretty much the same process as the others, paper foundation, acrylics, face basics stenciled with Balzar Design template from the Crafters Workshop, which picked my work up to feature on their blog. Exciting! These stencils are very versatile. Finished up with a journaled tag and charcoal mark making and outlining. He’s not  perfect, but who is?

I was doing my process as usual and minding my own business when I finished up the portrait and stood back and saw this magnificent bear on top of the blue circle which I swear I didn’t put there! Well, I guess I did…immediately I knew it was the dancing bear on the moon. This is a 12″ canvas, paper layer, acrylic paint, face basics from a stencil by Blazer Designs manufactured by the Crafters Workshop, found tag, journaling and charcoal. Perhaps my favorite of the latest pieces, it’s hard to say. They each have their own personality but you gotta love a dancing bear on the moon.

A new canvas from the last couple days, seems to be romantic. I’ve done three others with basically the same palette so it looks like a new series is born. Paper foundation with Mod Podge™, acrylic paint, buttons, tag stamped and journaled, then a whirl of charcoal with a stamped birdy. A little charcoal was used to define the hair. Found objects are sewn on, not glued, that way I know they are on there for good. I may make greeting cards from her, I think she’s sweet.

My work has been juried into Artpool Gallery in St. Petersburg and may be seen as of today. I will be showing six pieces in my romantic fantasy series (My Love appears above), and my 4×6 pieces recently printed by styrofoam plate. Artpool recently reopened in a large building on Central Avenue across from Haslams book store, for those living in the area. Please come by and see this great gallery space and visit my work! The piece above is canvas surface embellished with paper, paint, stenciling, found object hankie, bird, spoon and roses from my husband that I dried myself. The objects are sewn on and the final touch was journaling with a white Sharpie Poster Paint™ pen.

The second canvas I’ve blogged in the series of obsessive love and compulsive thinking. This is Persephone with her six pomegranate seeds that were eaten in the underworld and brought six months of winter to the above world. The title of this piece is The Specific Gravity of His Sigh. The base is gesso, paper napkins, paint, the original photo, handmade paper and the top layer of embellishment is pencil, gel stick and the (by now) infamous on this blog Sharpie Poster Paint™ marker in white.

I added the second picture so that you could see the obsessive pencil writing in her hair and on her face. The writing just repeats the title of the piece over and over. She’s really worried about that sigh…haven’t we all?