One day I was sitting in my living room thinking about how to get my MoJo back. As I wallowed in the misery of not being able to get inspired…no matter what, it occured to me that I had a very large roll of rolled canvas. What could I do with a roll of canvas? I know other artists have worked with raw canvas, because I have seen banners of art hanging in coffee shops, even hanging outside. Can’t I make floor coverings also?
After thinking about the posabilities, I dug through my studio to get the tube of canvas out. The tube hanging out in the very back of a corner in my studio, and covered in years of dust, willingly hopped out to see me, and let me know it was ready for service! Now I was getting excited….
My husband, Les helped me cut a large piece of canvas, and in all my excitement I had to try doing what I had been thinking about for years. The painting above is the first of my Fantasy Art.
Splash of Happiness was the second of my fun abstract painting. I’m having fun now…. After that I think i was full of myself and decided to work on a larger piece. Gingerly I cut a long piece about 26″ X 12″ and painted it black. This was the end result of my black piece.
My Daughter in law came by, loved it in black, and quickly claimed it for her own. I wasn’t going to leave it black, however since she loved it so much, I decided to stop while I was ahead. This was just the start, and I was having so much fun. I loved the abstraction, and all I am able to think about was how to abstract my art even more.
Happy Poppy was claimed by my Daughter, so I put a frame around it because it was 12″ X 12″ and easy to frame. No Glass!
The last painting I wasnt to show you I named “It’s Been a Crazy Day!” It’s so much fun to challenge myself to abstract even more, and because they are on an unstretched canvas, it seems to take the fear out of wasting a good stretched canvas. Of course, it’s all in my mind, but I have always said, “the mind is a terrible thing to waste!”
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