A Canadian Wintery Roadside

Canadian Highway
Canadian Highway

Check out how dirty my easel is getting!

This was one of my first canvases that I made from scratch; by cutting knotty pine to size and using wood glue and staples to secure the rectangular shape. I don’t think i had discovered gesso yet, so I made a¬†mixture of white acrylic paint, Elmer’s glue, and wood glue to prime the cotton material for painting.

As a sewing aficionado, I have a rather large collection of fabric that I keep in my studio. It has resulted in a great segway into stretched canvas creation for my paintings. (You can bet your pants that I will explain more about that in a future post)

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A Pale blue silk camisole inspired by vintage style

I worked on this piece a few weeks ago when I was inspired by something I had seen in a vintage shop. I sourced all of my own materials; but the design was not my own.

My favourite part of this piece would have to be the lace fringe that hangs down to provide a “1920’s lingere flapper girl” style”. I only wish I could have made this in a size large enough to wear for myself!

...just a little bit
…just a little bit