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Monday, November 19, 2007

String time



This chunky canvas has been developing over a few weeks, and I am not even sure I can remember all the stages, I know I sat stitching the string a few weeks ago, instead of getting on with much needed jobs, a few days later I covered the lot with pva and pollyfilla, and left it to dry.
Last week while painting the Lutradur I decided to spray the bottom half with the Adirondack colour-wash spray in deep purple, I left it dribbling down the canvas,and sprayed the top half with a walnut ink spray, but it didn't give the effect I wanted and the colour seemed to get sucked in, so I added Goldens Quinacridone Magenta to the bottom half, and then a watered down copper acrylic to the other half, once it dried I decided I prefer it side on. this was a horror to photograph, and its been so dark and dreary today, brrr

11 comments:

Purple Missus said...

That is brilliant! I hope everyone clicks on the picture to enlarge it - you get a much better idea then.
I love the way you have placed the stitching, makes it look like you have stitched the two halves of colour together.
And I think you're right, I prefer it this way up too.

Doreen G said...

Great Carol and I love when I clicked on it how the brush marks stood out adding more dimension.

Carol said...

Ohhhhhh, how lush! Love it!

Sue B said...

Carol, I gotta tell you, I really really like this. The stitching really creates a cohesive piece. Well done.

sharon young said...

Hi Carol
This is stunning. It looks so simple yet when you look at the close up you start to see just how detailed it really is, my favourite combination in a piece.
The stitching is perfect both in proportion and position. It reminds me both of a laced corset and Rozanne Hawksley's 'stitching of wounds 'studies in Creating sketchbooks for embroiderers and TA's. sorry to be so macabre.

MargaretR said...

I love it Carol.

Joanna van said...

This is great wall art. The stitching is perfect for the piece.
Joanna

ANDREA said...

Carol, this is great, the stitching in the middle of the two colours makes a great "realtion" between both sides, and the "brushed" surface of the paint gives such a great structure. I love this piece, one feels that it developed!
Have a great day. Here in Paris it is dark and dreary too today and it is a bit a difficult time of the year - colours, fabrics, paints help!
Andrea

Barbara said...

this looks great! playing with lutradur is so interesting and the result is always different!

Jacquelines blog said...

GORGEOUS CAROL !!!!!

Dianne said...

Oh Carol its been a while since I've been her. Your work is just brilliant. You have gooton sooooo good... Love it all