Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flowers of Passion - woven watercolor

15x22 work is actually two identically painted scenes of pink roses in front of a house. The original was ho-hum boring (I'll post it soon for comparison) so a few years later did another exactly like it as I'd saved the drawing. I got the idea of weaving them together after seeing the work of Nancy Maas, which is much looser and not as tightly woven. One painting you cut wavy strips horizontally, and the other cut vertical strips, then weave in and out. When done I vacuum mounted onto acid free matboard to frame it. Now it looks much more interesting!


Linda Rupard said...

I like your weaving Kay. Aren't they fun to do? I bet this one looked good before you did the weaving.

Billie Crain said...

This looks amazing, Kay. I don't think I've ever seen this done before. BTW, what is vacuum mounting?

Kay Smith said...

Thanks Linda and Billie.
VM is adhering a work on paper using adhesive and pressure to flatten, remove air, and secure to a surface.

Patty said...

Kay, this is so cool! A very interesting technique. I looked at the original too, and I didn't think it was boring at all.