There was a competition that I entered this week, to create an artwork inspired by the Great Gatsby. No images or stills from the new movie could be used. I decided to do a mixed media collage on a canvas. I had a lot of 1920s and vintage images that were suitable, and I printed […]
This was for my friend’s birthday a few weeks ago. I found a gorgeous gift bag with 1920s images on it, and decided to make a card to match. The main colours on the bag (other than black) were pink and turquoise so I focused on using them. The art deco stamp was stamped onto […]
My workmate who commissioned the Ars Longa card then asked me for another one. She had a look at this site (hi Bel!) and asked for a card based on the 50th Birthday Card I did last year. Because I was working on an A5 folded to A6 card, it was half the size of […]
This was for a lady at work whose 50th birthday fell on Valentine’s day. She always wears bright colours, and I was going for an art deco feel. The layers are cardstock, floral paper, green cardstock, and white card which has been sponged for the stamped image. The vellum has been edged with copper ink, […]
Le Jardin – mixed media, 15cm x 30cm, May 2009. Irridescent watercolour on canvas, with collage, stamping, bollywood braid, paperflowers and found objects. As mentioned in a previous post, this was a gift for someone, and had to be finished on a tight deadline. The cluster of flowers was not part of my original concept, […]
Daedalist kindly took some more photos of this in better light. The details are more visible, the colours are a lot clearer, and the writing on the canvas is actually readable.
I used a different type of paint – light fast metallic acrylics. I also used a different palette, with antique olive and copper paint. I actually started this ages ago but got a bit stuck on it. Finished it this week.
As you may have realised, I have just got photos of my canvas art (thanks to Daedalist), which is why I’m uploading it. Some of them are several years old now. I think there is now only one that I do not have a copy of, but I’m sure I can get it from Lotusvine […]