This week one of my best friends moved into a new beautiful home with her now fiancéeeee, which was really really exciting! Their house is beautiful and big! So, clearly housewarming gifts equals craft time!! Janet and I silkscreened trees onto tea towels and fabric napkins and we think they are AWESOME so I am sharing these fancy photos of them with you.
We printed mostly with black textile ink and experimented with red ink on a white centrepiece and a black tea towel which created different effects. The red on black created a sort of burnt orange look, and the red on white turned out much brighter. We only had a few minor setbacks which involved nervously washing out screens and a poorly-printed napkins but all turned out successfully in the end.
Let's hope Melia and Jake like having people over for dinner! ;)
Two of my favourite paintings, The Perch I and The Perch II have been for sale previously at Mountainside Gallery and Framing for $150.00 each, but I'd like to offer a price reduction on The Perch I as I recently noticed a small scratch in the paint. If anyone is in the market for a new painting for their walls I am offering to sell The Perch I for $130.00 and The Perch II for its most recent price of $150.00 or the both for $275. Both canvases are on 2" thick stretchers, so no need for framing if you don't want.
These were so much fun to create! I tried many new techniques with these, including printing with linocuts on tissue paper and applying to the canvas, using texture in the form of drywall filler, and using vegetable oil as a paint resist. I can't decide if I like them better together or apart! They have a semi-mirroring paint splatter that matches up if you hang them a couple of inches off, but they look great on their own too. I hope to one day paint more with a similar textured feel.
Does anyone recognize the lamp posts from a certain place in Victoria? Often birds perch up on there to get a good look over the area.
Stay tuned for more deals coming soon! I'm making room for new artworks this year! Got any ideas, suggestions, or commissions? Let me know!
I don't understand how someone could screw the top back on WITHOUT lining up the circles to match the original design...doesn't that just bother the OCD in everyone? For me, it does. Unacceptable. Simply unacceptable. However, this is my first piece of "public art," so, isn't it fun to see what happens to it and how it evolves over time? :D
(PS - I'm not actually upset.)
Passionate for creating, I record my artistic projects and ideas for the joy of sharing with you and challenging myself to continually grow as an artist.