Thursday, March 07, 2013

Stop and Smell the Roses

This is WC paper soaked, wrapped and stapled to a stretcher frame like you would stretch canvas onto. I have yet to decide if I'm finished painting it so I haven't put on the varnish yet. I have never tried this technique, but so far I enjoyed the clean professional feel to the paper. It is no more work than stretching paper or taping it down like I've been doing for years, and in the end, the painting can be hung without glass, and even without a frame. It was so different going around the wrapped edges like a gallery wrap, but how fun.
My thanks to my friend Brenda for allowing me to use her beautiful photo; very enjoyable to paint.

Here is a link which explains this technique, which I can't take credit for:


Vicki Greene said...

Kathy I really like this. You did a terrific job "stretching the canvas" and your painting is beautiful, front and sides.

Brenda said...

Kathy your ability to capture the details is amazing! I absolutely love seeing your beautiful paintings. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Barb Sailor said...

Kathy - I love this and it looks so professional - I think you have convinced me that this is a great way to work in watercolor - love the gallery wrap.

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As a child I began designing my own clothes while in 5th grade. Grandma let me use fabric from her stash and showed me how to use the treadle machine. My love for art and the creative began at that point, always having a current project of some kind. Painting has provided a unique creative outlet for me that I am thankful for, an exciting journey where there's always something new to learn.