Silky Satin Sissy Dress Slip in Crimson Red

Design and Textile Creation, the Life of anieKsteph

 

Continuing from my earlier post, this half slip/ petticoat is crimson in colour and features a beautifully concealed elastic waist band.

While making this version, I had to sacrifice on the size of the piece. I wanted to make the waist band around 46 inches, but was only able to make it stretch to a maximum of 42 inches. It still counts as plus size for a lady, but is a bit on the smaller size for sissy costumes.

It works as a companion to the champagne coloured slip/petticoat from the previous post you can see by clicking here.

This item is also for sale in my etsy shop. You can see it by clicking here.

 

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Gold and Cerulean Blue

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

Bonjour!

I have been absent from posting new things for a few weeks- not because I haven’t been creating, but because of a mental block relating to how to write about it.

Sometimes I forget the lesson I learned when I was sick with cancer all of those years ago; which is to take it (life) one day at a time (or as I like to say “One day per time” lol.) Any life can be cut short, so try to enjoy the life you have right now.

Although I was enduring a mental block of sorts; I also was feeling bored with the appearance of my blog, so I updated it to reflect the project-heavy content. Over the years I have been diligent in including photos with every blog post, so I can take advantage of wordpress themes that showcase this.

I have also been broadening my horizons academically…but more on that in a later post.

 

My latest work is a two piece examination of cerulean blue and gold on canvas.

 

The gold represents the sun against a brilliant Caribbean sky. There is turbulence in the gold fields, and so perhaps there is turbulence in the artist’s life.

The first canvas is rectangular, and only about 6 x 12 inches. Meanwhile the square canvas is 10 x 10 inches.

I am working on 2 more canvas frames right now, and I hope to have them stretched and primed by the end of the May long weekend. I am excited to see what I will come up with!

Thanks for reading,

-S

Submerged Gold Underwater: Acrylic on Canvas

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

My latest work is an abstract conception of underwater  (or sunken) gold.

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Gold Underwater sinking to the deepest of depths.

I have been fortunate enough to take a dearly needed vacation and created this during my time away from work.

This is a modest 12 x 24 inch portrait style original work, that features intense contrasts of deep blue and gold. The idea that I worked with was to have blue waves engulf gold as it sunk deep underwater.

The image is a passive commentary on the notion of sunken treasure and opportunities that are out of reach, but still visible.

Much of my art is conceptual, abstract, and utterly beautiful to the eyes of a kindred be holder. I’ve received a lot of interesting feedback on my technique and style from people; and the ultimate response is that I should keep on going!

I think 800 is a nice number for a lifetime goal of art work… 😉

Thanks for reading

-S

Ocean Wave Acrylic 

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

It took 3 major painting sessions (including many hours) to “get” this. 

It’s an ocean wave. I’ve abstractly expressed the splashing and there is a strong water theme.

There is lots of relief and texture present in this small 6 x 12, and it had a presence that leaps off of the canvas. 

That’s all for now! 

-S 

Cheap vs expensive acrylic paint: why cheap will cost you in the long run

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

I decided to buy a cheap brand of acrylic paint on a recent trip to the art supply store.

The quantity was plenty, and the colours looks great; but, when I got the tubes home I noticed that they did not mix well with my usual premium acrylic paints to create a style that I liked. One of the positive sides to this mishap, was that the paints had a nice body to them; and I was able to create some texture in this piece (seen above).

I have heard many times that in order to be good at something (like, really really good), you have to do whatever the thing is every single day. Following that stream of thought, it would make sense that some days as a painter, one just needs to paint for the sake of painting. The quality of the paint should not really matter or serve as a roadblock to achieving the goal of painting everyday.

Above we see an abstract landscape painting. I intended it to be a very abstract and colourful scene with mountains and a golden sun. I have heard from many admirers of my art that as the beholder’s they can decide on what they see. The colours are decided, but ultimately the image that is viewed is entirely up to you, and how you feel at that moment.

I enjoy creating feelings 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

-S

Sunflower TOO abstract acrylic

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

I don’t love this piece (speaking honestly).

although  I had very reasonable intentions, it did not turn out as I had expected.

I am a harsh and rigid critic of my own work.

I think that it is important to appreciate your good and bad pieces as an artist. It is a part of any journey to becoming something: learning from your mistakes and planning out what to do better next time.

It will be a great feeling to cover up some of these with gesso.

thanks for stopping by,

-S

 

A Colourful Tidal Wave

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

image.jpeg I want to capture the element of surprise.

I took to blending bright colours and gold to contrast texture, field size, and shape.

As always, the execution of this piece is something that I will need to properly position and tweak to my liking.

Did you know, that I never sign a piece until I feel that it is 100% complete? I suppose that would be the singular perfectionist trait that I hold.

(And yes, that is the only one)

thanks for stopping by,

-S

Underwater Volcanic Pressure- Acrylic on Canvas

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

 

I have been working with themes lately. I find that having a theme in mind keeps a person like me much more on track. As a creative-type, my process can be wandering due to my constant desire to explore, learn, and try new things.

This is my latest work, entitled: “Underwater Volcanic Pressure”

 

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I wanted to capture an imagined view of magma trapped between two giant tectonic plates, by blending blues greens and bright orange with yellow.

The size is a bit small at 12 x 24 inches. If I could go back, I would had made this a bit larger, as I really like the way the orange magma turned out, and I would have liked to see it spread out on a wider canvas.

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Right now I am enjoying using bright orange to contrast with dark blue in my work, so I am very excited to see how this will evolve in my next few pieces.

Thanks for stopping by,

 

-S

Sun in Repose: Acrylic on Canvas

Art Work and Sculpture, the Life of anieKsteph

I have always been in awe of the sun. (Not unlike most other creatures on this earth of course.) One of my favourite comics features a short story about a personified celestial being (the sun) falling in love with a woman from the planet he orbited. You can read more about it here.  

I created this acrylic on canvas piece in two parts (diptych). I wanted it to be a three part (triptych), but alas, when creativity strikes you must not wait too long to capture it.

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In order to have a 3rd canvas ready at the time of production I would have needed to wait another day to have the frame dry enough to stretch the canvas and prep it with gesso. I was able to spend more time blending the colours with two pieces instead of three. I used a pearlescent powder with to give a shimmering effect for the cloud area around the bright orange sun. The idea here is that the sun is peeking over a deep blue ocean to move across the sky from East to West.

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

-S