27 September 2007

a day in the city

an idea



which is taking shape



a little more work, a few tweaks, and these may wind up looking quite interesting!

sunset city

Further progression on this one...


An out-of-focus photo taken in bad light, but still, the idea is evident.

This has been the most difficult stitched canvas I've ever worked with. Experimenting with just how many pieces of canvas I could stitch together & still make a painting that works, is proving to be quite the challenge!

151 pieces. 84 main pieces + 67 small bits sewn on top.

Today I almost gave up. But I had a bit of blue paint left over from working on "a day in the city" and decided what the hell, may as well not waste paint, and this canvas certainly can't get any worse.
Now I think I'm glad I did that.
I think...

26 September 2007

progress....

stitched



stretched



gesso'd



and begun painting



... and then I took the "stretched" photo and played round with it in photoshop:


looks a bit like under a streetlamp, doesn't it?

22 September 2007

Opaline II

Another version of "Opaline" is underway...


Canvas sewn & pinned up on the studio wall, awaiting a stretcher

A couple of details of materials used on top of the canvas
Burlap, corduroy & bouclé fabrics: