Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Inspired by the Sea Canvas

This is the second canvas in Catherine's course - Inspired by the Ocean.  Although mine is more inspired by our time sailing at sea.  The base of the canvas is covered in an old maritime chart of Shetland, which you can't really see as it is covered with a number of layers of paint.  There were so many layers on this canvas - the chart, then paint, then more paint, letters, stamped tissue, more paint.  All before the final layers of collage were added.  I also used some astronomical tables and I hope the large cog looks like a ship's wheel.  I like the way the wire splits the canvas into spaces - although it took me a bit to get it in the right place!

I really enjoyed this canvas and was pleased to keep my theme of "time" running through it.

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