canvas play…

our son is making progress after his injury but the road to full recovery will take some time…

as far as me being creative I am lucky to snap a few photographs in the garden now and then with not much time for play…

a few months ago I had a great time creating textured backgrounds on three different canvases with no idea of where they might go next…

the canvas above measures 9×12 inch…22.86×30.48 cm

I only have the one “before” photograph above and that canvas is still waiting to be completed…

when we came home from our latest travels I was itching to create something so I got busy on the two 6×12 inch (15.24 x 30.48 cm) canvases…

I hardly create anything without an image or face on it so that is what I decided these two canvases needed along with more texture and interest…

for this one I used the original image (what was left after I transferred onto tissue paper)  using the Citra Solv paper transfer technique

the wings are from my Old San Juan treasure finds

glued on using gel medium…

my favorite adhesive…

for my “Blessings” canvas below I glued on a laser jet lady image adding bits of German sheer curtain and vintage flowers from an old hat…

I stamped “Blessings” onto dress pattern tissue paper adhering it to the canvas with gel medium…

I really liked the idea of having backgrounds ready and waiting for the next time I have time to play…

34 responses to “canvas play…

  1. That’s a nasty break your son has… poor guy. Love the richly textured surfaces of your canvases Patty.

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  2. your canvases are beautiful, so much texture and gorgeous colors!! Glad your son is making some progress in his recovery!

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  3. wow gnarly x-ray! I guess if you’re going to do something, do it properly!
    hope you’re getting some special time for you too! xx

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  4. Oh my…I haven’t seen an x-ray like that in many years…..it sort of touched my heart when I saw it. Poor guy… Our son did that to his arm at age 7 from a fall off the monkey bars….
    He will heal…it takes time but thank goodness these young folks heal pretty well….and it will be strong again if not stronger….
    Thinking of you all….
    I loved your canvas…you always inspire me!
    ((hugs))

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  5. There is such beauty in your canvas! I hope your son is doing better. That was a nasty break! I guess there is no doubt it is broken 🙂

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  6. Oh my goodness….what a break! Eeeek!
    Good job I had your lovely artwork to take my mind off it 🙂
    XX

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  7. It IS such a bad break. Maybe you can do a bone canvas? Something about fractured things? Run with this….. And..it’s great you have backgrounds ready and waiting for you…more than backgrounds! I have some half-finished things… I need to work on them…. one day…. Enjoy your day and think creative thoughts!!!! Hugs!

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  8. lovely canvasses! i just adore the bits you add…the lace, the tissue and those wings are to swoon for!! oh my that xray makes me feel a little queasy…ouch! i found i am able to comment now if i log in through facebook…hopefully, wordpress will let me back in as my blog someday! hope you have a great weekend, and that your boy stays on the healing track!! xoxo

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  9. What an awful tib-fib fracture. I hope your son is not in too much pain. Your canvases are magnificent. The colors are full of happiness and sunshine. I love the images used. Well done, Patty. Thank you for inspiring again!
    Kate

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  10. Ohhhh goodness! Looking at your son’s x-ray….gave me a quite sickening sensation!!! My very best to him this day.

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  11. The artwork is beautiful, but can’t say the same about the xray.
    I’ll send some healing when I can.
    x

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  12. I winced when I looked at the x-ray and can only imagine what your dear fellow is experiencing…wow!

    Your canvas are inspiring, Patty, and I’m sure they offer an outlet for your concerns for your son. We are blessed in so many ways to have art as a part of our lives.
    xox
    Karen

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  13. All totally wonderful and love the images & texture. I had forgotten about your sons leg I am however glad to hear that he’s recovering well Dawn xx

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  14. oh gosh, just looking at that BREAK made me cringe….ouch!!! yes, it will take time to heal this one won´t it. Poor guy but I am sure he is being very well taken care of…..
    love your art projects!!! Have a sunny Thursday!!

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  15. Well, your son did it right…..broke both of them! YEOW and OUCH!

    The blue with the pops of white on your canvas’ is so refreshing. Love how the lace drapes around the woman’s neck!

    Lovely pieces and now you’re ready for another day of art! You’ve been creative, my dear…..even with being Nurse Bettie!

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  16. Well, looks like your son did it all the way-yikes!
    Your canvases are beautifully layered and finished Patty. It’s always a good thing to find even a scrap of time to art-to me it’s another form of meditation in a way.

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  17. that X-ray makes me hurt just to look at it! yikes!

    your canvas are beautiful Patty! I love the unusual sizes you’ve used … and how great to have them ready to go when inspiration hits! half the work has been done already!

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  18. Best wishes for your son, dear Patty
    Your canvas are sooo beautiful

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  19. Wow, Patty, I’m missing words. Fantastic pieces.

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  20. Ewwww…I kinda groaned to myself when I saw that x-ray. I would have never made it in the medical field ;-( Poor guy! Ouch! I know as his mama, you are worried about him. Every day. But it is good to see you working some art into your days, to help calm the nerves a bit 😉 Your two canvases are outstanding! SO beautiful, Patty!

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  21. stempelchaotin

    Oh Sweetie best wishes for you son. I hope him getting better.
    Your canvas is a dream. Wow wow wow wow wow !!!

    I wish you a sunny weekend my dear friend. xoxo

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  22. Hello Patty,
    c’est très beau, aérien, sublime, j’adore.
    Bizzzz
    MAPY

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  23. OMG Patty, Xray is not a pretty sight…
    I’m sure he is getting better day by day with all the TLC floating around your house…. please wish him well for me.
    I love your new creations and learning how you went about it.
    you’re an artist Patty from the tips of your fingers and way way down to those toes!!!!!!
    I know art helps you breathe – that’s vital.
    hugs
    Shane x

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  24. Beautiful work Patty, so very you, the blues are just wonderful and so much to see. I really should do more prep like this, so nice to spontaneously create and complete! Mx

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  25. Oh Patty this is positively lovely. Really special.
    And I hope Magpie Jr. is doing well. That is some picture of his broken bones. Young and healthy will help. Hugs

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  26. Oh my goodness, I’m in pain just looking at your son’s xray. Hope he is not in as much pain as I feel. So sorry for both he and your family. Sending healing prayers. Your collages are beautiful. Love the blue and brown combination of colors and the texture .One day, I will do a successful transfer. I bought the transfer paper, have a book on all types of transfer methods- now just need to take an afternoon and try them! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. I will be rooting for you to win Seth’s artwork. Not sure where I have been these last couple of days! Hope the spring flowers are in full bloom! It’s been gorgeous here in NYC! Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xo Jilly

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  27. Your canvases are gorgeous!!!

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  28. Oh Patty, the X-ray looks nasty!!… I do hope your son’s leg mends quickly! ….and these are the sweetest canvasses ever….stunning backgrounds and beautifully embellished…LOVE those wings!!
    Hugs! Jan x

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  29. I could not believe the X-ray of your son’s leg. It was beyond broken. you know, in “olden” days, they would have put him down (or is that horses, tee hee)

    I am truly impressed with your lovely canvas, and even the one that you have yet to finish. Those wings are quite impressive. That was a good buy.

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  30. Ouch Patty.. what a nasty break.. hoping it ‘s not too painful.. Love your canvasses.. too beautiful.. love all the layering.. the white lace on them is so pretty… have a loverly sunday…
    Kath
    xx

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  31. love the wings…
    send an attachment file more than a week ago by email.. carnival photoes
    please look in your junk mail..it might have gone there. hugs.P

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  32. Oh ouch! Hope he heals quickly! Love your canvases!!!

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  33. Oh my gosh…that makes me hurt (more) just looking at the x-ray. I threw out my back and have very short time at the keyboard these days. Check email…a blog or two and I’m gone.
    Take care of that man-child.!!
    Lovely canvas btw.

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  34. love that piece…gorgeous, wonderful texture!
    glad your son is making progress…that looks nasty! xo

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