Wednesday 20 August 2008

Leaf Hanging

This piece took a while to come together. I painted the base months ago and it sat on my worktop for ages. I picked up the fabulous leaf ribbons a few weeks back and the hanging finally began to take shape. The Leaf theme established I found the lovely silver leaf and built it up as a 3-D piece with the little girls image and glossy accents, and stamped a leaf image on the base also.

I love leaves. I love pictures of them, the shapes of them, the colours of them. Autumn is my favourite time of year, with the leaves falling around you and the glorious range of colour they display. I loved making this piece, especially because I loved the theme. And I'm happy its gone to a good home.

Sunday 17 August 2008

A Special Birthday

Mary, a very inspirational artist friend recently celebrated a special birthday. Carrie organised for a number of people to make contributions to a journal for her. This was my contribution.

As Mary has been such an inspiration to me, particularly encouraging me to try new techniques and 'play' with paints I wanted to try something new. The result was this 6" x 8" canvas, on which I played with gesso to texture the background, enhancing the texture with various paints, before adding the 3 dimensional elements to the project.