One day a few weeks ago, I got a surprise package from a mail art acquaintance, Sherri Ayers. Inside was this orange and aqua canvas:
Sherri had started it and couldn't figure out where to go next.
She sent it to me with the challenge to do something with it.
How could I resist?
My favorite colors spread across canvas with delicious textures - what's not to love?
To start, I took a white sharpie paint pen, wrote loosely over a transparency, and glued a piece of it down on the canvas (face down so that the writing is reversed). I used a piece of a rubber rug pad to stamp the pattern in lighter blue:
Next I used a piece of a foam "pool noodle" to stamp the large orange circles.
I rolled a light coat of white paint over the whole painting to mute the colors a little bit:
The white circles on the right were first stamped on tissue paper then cut and glued to the canvas.
The flowers came from a piece of fancy tissue paper that was laying on my desk:
Another transparency was added, this time with black writing:
Finally, I loosely painted a flower on deli paper and cut and pasted it in place:
I don't know how I feel about it. It's a little cuter than my usual fare, but the composition pleases me.
It sat around for a few days, and then I released it back into the wild.
Big thanks to Sherri for sending me the canvas. It was a fun challenge.