Posts Tagged ‘canvas’

Uh-oh…she’s crafting…

September 29, 2012

36” diameter round canvas I just stretched and primed…currently drying on the front porch.

At the risk of this post not being at all relevant to my “serious” artworks…I have included a picture of a round canvas I JUST primed…because I have more serious plans for it…anyways…

I keep seeing all kinds of really cute fabric rosette tutorials on Pinterest, so I decided to make some this week while I was waiting on my new stretchers to come in.

Start with a knot, then hot glue, twist, hot glue, twist, etc…

In grad school I went through a phase where I was painting directly on all types of fabric.  I picked fabrics with interesting prints that I would incorporate into my final imagery.  Soooooooo…being the art packrat that I am (just with art stuff, though…I hate clutter in my own house.  Ask my husband.), I have collected all types of fabric over the years.

Fabric! (Included toile, natch)

I had a professor in grad school who had little buttons made with close-ups of her paintings on them, and then attached them to some hair clips.  I figured that idea would work here, too.  I ordered 25 buttons of two of my paintings on them…

Buttons! 1” wide.

…and I will glue some of them in the center of these rosettes that I made. 🙂

Top half are pins, bottom half are hair barrettes – some will eventually have the little buttons glued into the center.

I plan on building an Etsy site soon with the finished products on them.

Also, sidenote… I just sent out my first newsletter!  Whee!  If you would like to be added to the list (will probably only send out every 3 months or so), please send me an email –

K thanks. 🙂

In progress…

June 6, 2012

Wedding planning has taken its toll on my painting time lately.  Today I FINALLY was able to squeeze in some (much) needed painting time.

A few weeks ago I ordered some 8 x 8” canvases.  I made several of these for my show at The Arts Company a few years ago and sold almost all of them.  I figured it was time to revisit these little guys.

I started on a couple of new squares, and now I am making them a diptych.  I don’t know if I will do this for all 10 that I ordered, but I will definitely do a few more.

a new unnamed diptych!

I am also working on another larger mixed media piece – 20 x 20”.  I want to eventually incorporate some architectural “ghost” structures – like I mentioned in my last post.  I have used this yellow girl in several past paintings.  There is something sad yet beautiful about her.  She originated from William Blake – who is one of my all-time favorite olddeadguy artists.

unfinished – about halfway done

Here is my pallete I have been working with lately – light purples, dark earthy greens, muted yellows and pinks, and rich blues.

messy messy 🙂