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Trim, Bias Tape,and Ric RacĀ 

While visiting my supplier, I saw this vibrant 100 percent cotton material. The patterns were to die for, so I decided to make 2 centimeter wide double folded bias tape; or  trim as it is also called. I made lots of bias tape. How much did I make, you ask? 4000 centimeters or 40 meters.  Each package has 4 meters- a generous amount because double fold bias tape is normally sold in 2.75 meter packages. Speaking of which, those packages usually have boring and plain colours. If your are a… Read more Trim, Bias Tape,and Ric RacĀ 

Subtle acrylic blending

My latest piece represents a dream sequence, which suggests that I dream in violet and gold. This 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas piece definitely captures the uncertainty and mixed expectations often found in dreams. I especially like the marbling effects that are present in the areas where violet/blue meets lighter peach colours. This is the second of my pieces that I have has the pleasant opportunity to photograph in my backyard among my plush hydrangea plants. Looking at the beautiful shape of the leaves, they add a nice contrast… Read more Subtle acrylic blending

Lovely green, blue, and aqua acrylic

I have returned to colours like aqua and green in my latest work, called No. 19. It is summer here in Southern Ontario, which means that my backyard is the perfect location to take full-light photos of my work. The backyard gets full sun for 6+ hours per day (which can make it very very hot during our 30 + degree Celsius weather). The hydrangea plants serve as a perfect backdrop for smaller pieces. The rich green in the leaves make for an engaging background with lots of depth.  … Read more Lovely green, blue, and aqua acrylic

Dark spots and ink blots in acrylic

My latest piece entitled: “The Dark Spot” looks a lot like a rorschach test. It can be hung in any orientation, but I chose to upload it in landscape to that it would be easier to view. I used cerulean blue and slate grey to create contrasting fields that slowly deepen into the dark violet area. This dark spot reminded me of an inky blot. It holds mystery and intrigue. It is definitely one of my recent favourites. Thanks for stopping by, -S Save

Blending primary colours with acrylic paint

My latest piece, No. 18, is a colourful menage of blue, yellow, and orange/red. In this pieces I wanted something that could be hung in any orientation that was pleasing to the eyes. It’s nice to be flexible with design and art. I think that flexibility allows for more enjoyment in life. Thanks for stopping by, -S