Friday, January 7, 2011

Notions


oil on canvas panel 6x6 inches
not for sale

Back in the days when I sewed, thread, buttons, elastic and the like were called "notions." I guess they still are. Our daughter made this pin cushion while learning to sew. It has seen better days, but I still love it. The painting was quite a challenge. I almost wiped it off several times, but I'm glad I didn't. The details on the tape measure were painted with a Silver Bristlon Flat #4. I love these brushes! The edge is so cleanly formed I was able to "stamp" the lines and hint at the numbers with the corner of the same brush.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice, Karen! Your tape measure is really great. I need to get one of those brushes. Thanks for the hint. :-)

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  2. Wonderful little painting that packs a big statement!! Lovely color. Great implied detail on the tape measure and thimble!

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  3. This piece is so great. Really glad you stuck with it and did not scrap this beauty. The women on my mother's side were all excellent seamstresses. I sewed the sleeve into the neck hole when I was in home ec.

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  4. You sure challenge yourself with some complicated subjects! I think you gave this one just the right amount of detail. Everything is identifiable, yet one can see the abstract qualities that attracted you in the first place. Nice work.

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  5. Amazing all the detail you suggested in this one. Quite an accomplishment!

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  6. Love this subject matter. Nice colors.

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  7. love the subject, and the composition ! great painting, Karen !! -Sandy Haynes

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  8. Nice one. Glad that thing is still around...

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