Saturday, 25 September 2010

Canvas

I have been working on this piece for a while. It is a 12 x 10 inch canvas. Having applied gesso, I started  by using spray paint and stencils. Then came more stencils, this time in the shape of letters and using black acrylic paint. Various layers of different colours of acrylic paint then followed, applied using stencil waste, baby wipes and cup rims to create additional interest. It then sat for several weeks until I decided what I wanted in the foreground. The tree and silhouette of the figures come from Tangie Baxter at Scrapbook Graphics. I printed them on paper, applied them to the canvas with matte medium and then added more colour to them.


I have to say I am very pleased with the finished result. Let me know what you think!

7 comments:

Colette said...

This is fantastic Jackie, lovely muted colours. You have built up some lovely texture and I love the idea of using cup rims! Inspired!

Colette x.

Eila A said...

Jackie, your piece is great! Wonderful composition and lots of interesting textures and details. Your layering techinique is super!

Julia said...

I think this is FANTASTIC!! What an original artwork!

Junibears said...

This is so fantastic Jackie. Gorgeous work. I have bought myself a couple of canvases the same size and can't bring myself to make a start. It's a long time since I did anything like that...
Hugs
June xx

Martina2801 said...

Super idea and beautifully designed, dear Jackie! Well done:-)

Petra Tillmann said...

This is so beautiful, Jackie! Great artwork!

Gez said...

Wow! Amazing artwork. Perfect for this time of year with the dark night drawing in.. Love the pinks it just adds some warmth to the picture. Your tree & people are perfect for the compostion. Well Done & Enjoy!

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