Saturday, June 13, 2009

Little Corazons

These are the possibilities of 4X4 canvas panels. They are small, fun to work with, totally non intimidating and quick. Looking at a piece of blank canvas that small is much easier to get past than looking at a large expensive stretched canvas, that you are afraid to put a brush to.
I always keep a pile of these on hand so when the notion strikes I can whip something up. These were a combination of collage, ink, gesso, fluid acrylic and a pencil with a very soft lead--a quilters template pencil. My guess is it has a bit of grease in it, but a Prisma would probably do the trick too.
Now off to the weights today, which is not fun in any way, shape or form. I was reminded last evening after a workout (and after a full day's work) just how out of shape I am and did not need my anatomy text to know how many muscles the human body has because they were all quite vocal! ;)
So here's to an art day, straight from the heart, and not the other body-parts! LOL!
Have a beauty!


Vicki M. said...

Love the sheet music bg paper!

Linda Moran said...

I agree - sometimes small is a great way to go. I have had some good luck on small squares with learning embellishment tricks. Size doesn't always matter....

and I like the background paper!

Leslie said...

They are wonderful. I like small too.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Vicki--the sheet music was from a book back *in the day* when I took piano and organ lessons. Since I have neither now, why not??? It was a heavy paper and hard to work with, but took the paint and ink well.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Linda and Leslie,

Small sized work is highly underrated. Everyone has a place for it, you can do a lot of different things, try things,----plus you can hang a ton of them on the wall.
I have fallen in love with smaller work; it has a certain charm to it that huge pieces dont. Saw a wonderful small painting of a man, waist up, 3/4 view at the museum. It said tons more than the HUGE wall-sized things.
Go figure. Maybe we *look* harder.

teri said...

you are brilliant!

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