Monday, 21 January 2008


This is the textured base painting - the pair having been painted together with the same colour scheme and some grid collage added in areas.

This is probably the third or fourth stage, as at one time I had a pair of the warm curtains, but removed the left hand one which appeared about two thirds across, and the small lemon round pot full of small flower shapes developed later . I was so engrossed I forgot to photo the earlier stages!!!

Latest stage, awaiting result of working on the second painting. Then I can view them together and see where I need to go.

I have been asked to create a pair of contemporary style 16 x 16 inch canvases for a bedroom based on creams, greens and lemons using floral images and any other additions I prefer. Its been great fun to have such freedom and I have glued gold ribbon down the left hand side of the window and textured grid on the lefthand side of the windows. The window boxes arrived when I was looking for somewhere to create some more of the inevitable darks in the painting. In other words the painting talks to me as I progress never knowing where it will end.


Robert A Vollrath said...

I really like the grid collage in the base painting.
I'll try that in a painting for a graphic novel I'm working on.
Great painting in progress post.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks Robert for keeping in touch with my new posts. Ive now been working on the second of the pair and bit worried they are so different... but I went to life drawing session yesterday so will post these sketches first. Loved your INVISIBLE PICNIC - did you see my comment??

Robert A Vollrath said...

I think as an artist its good to try something different.

Your comment on "The Invisible Picnic" was a good push to finish the second half. I hope to have it finished soon because of the positive reaction to the story.

Serena said...

This looks great, Joan! I am planning to try some mixed media acrylic art this year and, if it turns out half as nice as this, I will be very happy indeed.