Sunday, 31 May 2015

Thinking smaller...

So, I have been thinking about smaller pieces of work.

In the last post I mentioned some smaller postcard sized images.  They were not great on their own so I have mounted them on canvas with a view to them going into mount frames 16" x 12".

I am still not sure - outside of the mounts they definitely do not work, but inside?

Hmm

Anyway, what do you think?









5 comments:

  1. Do they need some "help" to marry them to the background?

    Some stitches or painted some things?...😮

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  2. I love the panels though....😀

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  3. You've really spiffed these up with the beading & stitch. IMHO the white background is too stark, at least surrounding these with that much. If these are 4 x 6 I think wrapping them on an 8 x 10 frame keeps them the focus. Setting that in a floater frame gives real presence & sense that they are truly art. Here's an example of what I mean. http://idahobeautyquilts.blogspot.com/2011/04/progress-towards-artwalk.html

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  4. thank you for all your comments and suggestions.

    Chris, you are right in that I coul have tied them into the background more with stitch or paint - but I was trying to keep these ' simple' or rather relatively quick.

    I have put them in mount frames. And I think they work now. I will do more photos for you.

    Sheila - they've got wispy bits and I don't think you like wispy bits do you??

    H xxx

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  5. No no - I like wispy bits like these. It's the loose threads raveled off raw edges or thread end that looks like it missed trimming that can set my teeth on edge. I try not to say absolutes though as time has shown that things I once scoffed at I may later find myself happily incorporating into my work. :-)

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