On Facebook on Good Friday, Hilary Beattie and Norah Stocker challenged some of us to make a piece of art or textile within 2 weeks and it was to be loosely Easter based. The only rule was that it had to be bigger than A3.
I found a pre-gessoed canvas square. I started by following the instructions from Dina's class at Art from the Heart.
It was going fairly well until I added the crown of thorns and the tomb.
They were too dominant and heavy and I really didn't like them so I painted over them.
Then I added more stamping.
And more stencilling.
By this time I had no idea where it was going and then I saw some lovely work in a group on Facebook by Frieda Oxenham. Painting out some of the background was such an obvious thing to do. And Frieda graciously allowed me to copy her idea.
I added some turquoise and blue paint around the edge of the canvas. And drew black lines around the squares.
When I've learned how to use my new-to-me sewing machine I may stitch on it but for now it's finished.
It's also very tempting to consider cutting it up and using it for covers for art journals!
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