Saturday, September 22, 2012

in the buff


Party Crashers 30x48
Ok, yes that blog title is slightly misleading...but catchy and curiosity peaking nonetheless.
I'd love to string you along with more obscure notions of debauchery.
But I will save you the played-out 50 shades references and just let the cat out of the bag... "in the buff" is in reference to my new painting finishes.
It is a stretch...but it's a new technique of waxing and "buffing" canvas.

I just love toying with new ideas and looks for painitngs .
I've always distressed and then waxed my wood paintings...but one crazy madcap day I thought "hmmmmm, lemme try that on canvas".
It's tricky business. There is a fine line between sanding/distressing the canvas and putting a big hole right smack dab in the center of a painting.
Learning to say "when" to the sandpaper is key.
I then heat apply the wax finish to seal in the paint....buffing as I go.
I just love the luster it gives the canvas...
much like a soothing matte finish.

Here's a few examples...I sure wish the pictures told the story of the waxed canvas better.




Between the Birds and Bees 48x48

Queen for a Day 12x12



Revelry 24x36

Rooted In Honey 36x36

Off to the Races 16x20


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Once Again...

"Walk on the Wild Side"

Once again...
It's TIME!
For the 7th annual Country Living Fair!
This is well worth the time and the trek...
scroll down to see all the info of what, when and where..
Hope to see you there!
"Autumn Splendor"

"Wild Rose Waterfall"