This piece was inspired by several articles in the new Somerset Studio; Leandra's blog; and this beautiful family photo.
I began by sticking vintage style papers to the sides and front of my PA 10x10 canvas.
Next, I painted over the canvas with PA frescos, Vintage Lace, Vanilla and Mushroom. When dry I rubbed some of the paint away and sanded slightly to reveal bits of the papers....really like this!
I painted some previously dried flower heads with fresco Snowflake.
Selected papers, corrugated card, ribbon, crochet flower, hessian, music and buttons and played around with them. Took ages to arrange them.
After arranging them, I decided that to add a verse or something would be better.
I flew to my shelves, grabbed a poetry book, opened it and there, on the page that opened, was the perfect love poem. It made me feel emotional, as though someone else led me to the poem. It is the perfect poem for the photo.
This photo is of some of my family. My parents, recently married, are in the middle at the back. My maternal Grandma is on the right in the flowery dress. I hardly knew her as she died when I was 5. I don't know who the man on the left is, but also on the back row is my Dad's sister Joan. The girl is my Mum's cousin Margaret and the twins at the front are my Mum's brothers Len and Edgar.
I am really pleased with how this turned out and will display it somewhere on my walls. I have used the original photo as reproductions don't have the same feel.
So, another piece with fragile papers!