Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Evolution of a Canvas

I was so happy to find a way to rescue the canvas I ruined that I couldn't put it down. Because it is not my project to give away I didn't photograph each step, but I can give you a wrap up of the finishing process.

In this view the design has been colored and blended, and a layer of glaze has been added to give warmth and a unifying tone to the whole image.


And then because I am an absolute failure at working pale, I sponged some deeper richer colors around the edges to add depth.



I still want to add some flat back pearls as "blossoms" along the vine, but with the addition of lettering she is essentially finished. (The lettering is the only addition - she looks lighter because I photographed her in different light. And oh yeah... I fixed her crooked upper lip. I think...)


So of course, rather than moving on the the next UFO (UnFinished Object) I had to start another canvas. I HAD to -- this is an image and an invocation that I have been wrestling with for some time and it is more than time to let it out.


I am all for World Peace, but these days I will settle for a truer faith and a little inner peace.

9 comments:

Louisiana Momma said...

wow.. your talent for painting is amazing.. I forget you do that too sometimes until I see another of your amazing paintings.. she turned out lovely.

MaryO said...

Your finished canvas is lovely. Now I can't wait to see the progression of the new one!

Carla said...

She is very beautiful! You have such talent.

Linda Fleming said...

Gorgeous, Judi! Love that dark sponging around the edge. Maybe I will try that instead of the spray paint- I didn't master that-LOL!

The new canvas looks very interesting. Peace is something I wish for everyone.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Judi you did it again. The darker shade on the edges does give it more depth. Well done with this painting and I can see the next one is going to be another stunner.

Jennifer Rose said...

she looks lovely :)

Serena said...

it's GORGEOUS!!! the darker edges really give it some ooomph!

i love inspirational paintings and am looking forward to seeing how your peace one turns out.

Karen Becker said...

Judi, I love the lettering you put around your new canvas. The whole piece just turned out so great and I can't wait to see the next one! Karen

Kerry said...

I just love it Judi , really fantastic!