Monday, July 28, 2008

Canvas Swap

I belong to a very small (six) group of gals who are also members of OSA (Oriental Stamp Art), a Yahoo group dedicated to Oriental art. A few years ago I was asked to join and since then, we have had some wonderful swaps which have challenged each of us every time. Earlier this year we made charms, a first for most of us. This time we decided that we needed to work on collage, so that became the challenge. I have done lots of collage work, but never on a canvas with paint, mediums, etc. I had a few mistakes like using some walnut ink which, after I had sealed a layer, turned huge portions of the canvases very dark. I was able to use three but had to redo portions of the other three. I made six, one for each of us including me, something I don't always think to do. Now I have to decide which one to keep and mail the others to their new homes. Take a peek and let me know what you think.























7 comments:

Carol said...

Gorgeous work Maggie!!! They are all lovely. My favorite is the top one, probably because of the darker colors.

Annie said...

I love them all, they are splendiforous! I don't think I can pick one, but I've got an idea....you can send your spare to me lol.

Carolyn said...

Maggi, they are beautiful and the bright butterflies really stand out. Love your colors, too, because they are hues I seldom use and provide inspiration for me to try something different. There are no favorites; they are all gorgeous.

Carolyn

Rena Sawatski said...

They are all lovely Maggi. I would have to say I prefer the first and second ones. The first like Carol because of the colours, the second because it is mores blended/subtle.

Steve said...

I liked #4 the best. Love the colors! Can't wait to see you and Dad this weekend.

Luv ya!

Steve

Lisa said...

I found your blog while surfing today and just wanted to say that I would be proud to own any of these canvases. I was recently thinking when I surf around how everyone's main colors are blues and greens. Well my living room is gold and sage and I love that these are colors that I would enjoy owning.

Cathee said...

Love these! They look like tiles, very oriental!