I’ve been painting and playing with the canvases that I want to mount my small pieces on. I’m not sure I’m totally convinced on some of them and nothing is fastened down, yet! I took some quick pics of the pieces as I think they might be finished…well, they’re leaning against stuff and crooked, but you can get the idea.
I’m pretty sure about these first ones, but I always love suggestions!
These 3 are all small…8 x 10 canvas and the next two will be 16 x 20.
I thought I wanted the plain background shown here on this one
but I have more of the cording I used to edge the piece and tried adding it to that background. I kind of like it, but straight lines and glue….whew! I’m not too steady!
Maybe I should make wavy lines…really wavy like the edges inside the piece.
I painted a background that I hated for this one, tried overpainting it and ended up tossing it aside. It may be right for something else someday. Anyway, I thought I might like to adhere this fabric to the canvas as a background and then add the piece. If I paint it on/over with texture medium, I think it will give it a crisp look. Any experienced advice from fabric painters?
And then I took a second look at a piece I thought was long done…like in March, already! I’m not sure I like it the way it is or if I want to expand the background to make the work a little bigger and more important feeling. It’s 16 x 20 right now. What do you think?
All in all, I feel like I’m making good progress. Even if these change a bit, I think I’m close to final decisions. It’s just those finishing details again, then…I am not in love with screw eyes and hanging wire and I’m horrible at the brown paper dust covers in the back. Do these need them? Yeah, probably. Don’t skimp out now. Finish things professionally!