Friday, 24 April 2015

Artful Times DT piece -- A little bit of Finnabair

I have made a canvas for this challenge as one of my daughters had put in a request for one. I love the textures of Finnabair's work so making this was a pleasure. I stuck all of the material, lace and printed canvas strips on first and then added the other elements. The whole canvas was then painted with black gesso. After that had dried and I had pulled some more weeds up out of the garden I started with white acrylic paint at the top gradually lessening the amount towards the bottom. I then added blue to go with the Karen's hall colours. Her house number is 37 so I added the numbers on at the top. I sprayed the lower half with a blue mica colour. The leaves are made from copper and painted. Some of the flowers are metal, some paper.


Some close-up pictures




Neet has made a canvas as well, so if you want to see hers you will find it here

6 comments:

chrissies said...

A really beautiful canvas Wendy with lovely blues

Chrissie xx

Heather said...

Your daughter will be thrilled with this canvas. I love all the different textures of the pieces you added, and the way the colours are subtly blended.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous canvas Wendy, your daughter will love it.
Yvonne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Wendy, this is totally stunning!! Great colour choices and I love how you incorporated those Tim leaves! This brings back happy memories from that great Finn weekend....

Craftyfield said...

Great inspiration for the challenge! The colours are gorgeous, the leaves look fantastic.

Craftychris said...

Wonderful canvas! Your daughter will love it! I am going to attempt my first canvas for the challenge, so scary! xxx

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