Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sunset nine

My newest mixed media in the colors of the sunset. Happy colors...

I think it goes nicely with Yesenin's poem:


Here is this happiness
 by Sergei Aleksandrovich Yesenin  

Here is this happiness — silly —
Windows looking out to the lawn.
The sunset is peaceful, it’s gliding
On the lake like a scarlet-necked swan.
Greetings to you, golden stillness,
The birch, white and svelte as a stork.
Over the roof, a flock of jackdaws
Tends vespers to Lodestar.
Coyly, somewhere in the garden
Right where the guelder rose blooms,
A delicate girl in a white gown —
Chants her delicate tunes.
Grey haze ascends from the pastures;
Little night cold slowly creeps.
Happiness — silly and precious —
The innocent rose of your cheeks

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Purple floral fantasy

I love working in monochromatic themes. This mixed media involved a lot of stitching, which was quite labor intensive considering the size of the piece 48"x36". It it not easy to reach the middle of the canvas and sew back and forth. I cut the narrow pieces of fabric into strips and hand dyed them. The background is an acrylic painted burlap. Fabric strips were then hand sewn on to the background, as well as yarns and wood beads. Finally everything was touched up with more acrylic paint. The frame was done by my handy husband.