Monday, 27 July 2009

Canvas workshop

These are some of the stages of the development of the painted, collaged canvas that I'll be teaching in my next workshop from home on Saturday August 8th.




The colours aren't my usual choices, but I thought I would challenge myself.




They started to get warmer as the canvas progressed.





The finished canvas, I like to take the design around the edges of the frame too.


These are two new stamps I've added to my etsy site.



25 comments:

Heather said...

It's going to be a fantastic workshop and I love the canvas you show here. I would be scared of mucking mine up having painted and or printed a good layer, and then having to add more to it. However, as soon as I have time to play, I am determined to have a go myself. It's very generous of you to share your working methods with us - thankyou.

Alison Gibbs said...

I am really looking forward to the workshop
Alison

jgr said...

How gorgeous! I love seeing the progression, too. I know the class will be great.

Terri Kahrs said...

Thank you for revealing your beautiful layers in progression. It truly makes for a greater appreciation of the finished piece! Hugs, Terri

Plum Blossom Lane said...

Very pretty!

Doreen G said...

I wish I lived closer Ro because I would love to do something like this.
You are so inspirational.

Karin said...

Thanks for posting the various layers. Very interesting and the final piece is wonderful!
Do you also do online-classes?

Julia said...

Hi Ro,
Thanks for the comment on my blog..
I am enjoying doing more backgrounds and journal pages, but now I have decided to throw out all my shabby chic roses.etc, old ribbon embroidery stuff, and completely redo my art/playroom into more basic white and lighter and brighter colours, and start a new chapter in my life..and now I am down with the flu talk about self sabotage/.//LOL..I love your basic canvas pics.. thanks for sharing..xx

Studio Sylvia said...

Inspirational as always, Ro. Your generosity in sharing your techniques is wonderful. Thank you.

katie jane said...

This is excellent!! The finished painting is so you. I love it. Hope you have a good turn-out for your class.

femminismo said...

Love it all. You have a marvelous sense of color, no matter where you push yourself. Going around the edges of the canvas is neat too. Makes the buyer feel like they've gotten even more beauty for their money! - Jeanne

Kim said...

As always Ro the canvas is stunning, such wonderful colour! Always love seeing progress work. It's so inspiring and instructional. Thanks for posting it.

Found art blog said...

OH!!! Well I've just been shown how to Shlepp Gesso, and now I can see what to do on top of it!!! How fab!!

Jan said...

Your work is totally inspirational and I LOVE the colours in your canvases and your fantastic original jewellery. I have now logged in as a 'follower' so that I dont miss anything in the future!
Thank you for visiting my blog - I really do appreciate it

Heather said...

Glad you liked the ragrug tutorial Ro and hope you find time to finish your rug on day, but you are a rather busy lady. I love your new stamps. Thanks for explaining about the comment from 'Chris' - my daughter does that to me sometimes!

grrl + dog said...

wow it really did warm up... and transform!

Elizabeth said...

Adding the yellow tissue witht he red stampings certainly makes it yours!! Just stunning!! Love the two new stamps!!!! they will not last long!
Big Hugs!
Elizabeth

Karen Cole said...

Well Ro Ro, it's been awhile.

You are up to your old tricks of creating beautiful new things AND you are going to be a grandma again!!! What a great grandma you must be. A princess wall? Lucky girl!

I love your new canvases and journals and the addition of the gorgeous doilies.

xo K

Poetic Artist said...

I am so glad I found your blog.
I do love your work.

Jacky said...

Another beautiful poppy stamp, I love it!
Looks like the canvas workshop will be lots of fun and I look forward to seeing some photos on your blog.

Jacky xox

Regina said...

Just loverly!!

Julia said...

Hi Ro,
Yes I thought I needed to make some changes in my life, and feel now it was worth it...
It's only one room so far, but it makes me feel so much lighter for some reason...
Prob not your colours, but I did get a bit of inspiration from your lovely lounge room sofas, have wanted to do it for years, and seeing your lovely warm and comfortable place made me think I could try..
I have signed up for your stamp making class next year with Bev, and am looking forward to it...xx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thanks for sharing your creative process. Your art is so lovely!! Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Ro,
These pics of your art in progress are fabulous-just love the colours. The stamps are cool, too.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

You are amazing! What a wonderful thing to see this piece in progression. Wow! Oh wish I could go to the workshop! I know it will be fabulous!