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)
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!
..and at times you need to slouch and disappear…
One new look from the other day that captures understated sheer sleeves against grim black and white. Too much material creates a wrap look to add depth to any outfit.
Still a work in progress, but that’s always better than congress.
What isn’t funny is how awesome this rug is going to look when I finish. I’ve heard a few skeptical comments about whether it will lie completely flat on the floor; but I think it will sort itself out as it gets wider by circumference.