Sunday, 24 May 2015

Summer canvas

I am sharing the summer canvas we made at Pickwell Farm workshop yesterday. It is a mixed media canvas and perfect for teaching on a bright sunny day - we were so lucky with the weather.


We had fun with the layered butterfly .....


.... layered dragonfly .....


.... and layered bee. These were finished using oil pastels and distress stains.


Leaves and flowers were scrunched, spritzed and also coloured with distress stains ......



.... and the clock was shabbied and glazed with gesso, crackle paint and embossing powder.



All the elements were added to the mixed media background consisting of numerous layers of gesso, paint, stains and texture paste.



The group of attendees worked hard all day to finish their beautiful canvases and it was lovely to meet old friends and new participants to the workshops. 


Whilst demoing the stages and techniques I was able to get a second canvas finished which has been left at the shop.


You can see the similarities and the differences, mainly the flowers as I didn't take myself  a set and we found some in the workshop I could use.

The next date has already been put in the diary for the 3rd October and details will be available on the Pickwell Farm website later in the year.

I have two more workshops to prepare and prep for this week, but I'll see you soon. Have a great Band Holiday weekend.

hugs Brenda xxxxx

32 comments:

Clare Lloyd said...

So pretty.

Clare Lloyd said...

So pretty.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Good grief, I'm in canvas heaven Brenda!! SWOON! This is just a brilliant piece from top to bottom (both of them)! The texture, the colours, those amazing winged creatures, the flowers...absolutely breathtaking! hugs :)

Joan Heath said...

Wow these are two fabulous canvases Brenda. Love the colours, flowers jump out at you. Love love love them xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Both canvases are so beautiful, Brenda! Looks like a fun workshop!

sally said...

What luck that the weather meant all the canvases could dry outside, everyone looks to have had a wonderful time.

Still got the layered dragonfly on my wish List!

Sally

Jac Desordre said...

what a great workshop and what a fab piece, love the seperate photos as well, those flowers are to die for x

Cindy Leaf said...

This is beautiful, I have some of the dies, I just love it!!

Cindy

Anita Houston said...

What a great group photo of the attendees and LOVE your project! Just gorgeous!

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning canvass Brenda - missed you doing this one, sorry - would have loved to do it! Nikki xx

jasann said...

What beautiful canvases!!!!

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful Brenda - I love this to pieces - gorgeous x

mamablitger said...

Oh such fabulous canvases. The first one you showed has the most fantastic flowers, leaves, insects. Gosh the leaves have been colored in such an awesome way. Really love all the different shades of greens at the leaves.
The background is so pretty too. And the work of the students seems as if they really caught the idea. Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely piece of art.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

2amscrapper said...

absolutely wonderful!

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow! Beautiful canvas! Absolutely stunning! Great workshop too!

Redanne said...

Stunning canvases Brenda and a great group photo too! Hugs, Anne xx

Joi at RR said...

Ahhh - love the group pic with all their wonderful projects Brenda. YOU are a great teacher. And your finished ones are of course - THE BEST!! What a gorgeous background you created. Love it all. THANKS BUNCHES. j.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda.
I am so envious, you get to meet all these wonderful crafters at your workshops, and who are also privileged to have you teach them.
I love the canvas, you have used gorgeous elements and the shabby effect is mouth watering. Great work by everyone.
Smiles:)
Sue

Paradise Lost said...

This is so pretty!
~~julia~~

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Brenda, such a lush feel to this canvas, perfect for summer! Amazing layers of texture and beautiful colours and the butterfly, dragonfly and bee are fab. Lucky girls to get to spend a day learning from you, looks like everyone created a beautiful canvas!

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely canvases, Brenda!! Look at the smiles on all of those faces!! Lucky ladies to have been able to take this class with you!! :) XOXO-Shari

June Macfarlane said...

Love this. You are so inspiring.
Hugs June x

butterfly said...

Oh dear... look what a useless visitor I've been lately... but how happy I am that I caught this. What a fantastic class project - the canvas is simply beautiful - so many ideas and techniques and fabulous inspiration for people to take away and play with, not to mention a wonderful canvas to display.
Alison xx

Chrissy said...

So STUNNING...just love your canvas and the gorgeous colours...beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic canvas - amazing to look at every single detail and a wonderful class project as well!
Thank you for your lovely comment for my face today Brenda,
I appreciate this very much!
Happy Sunday!

Candy C said...

Brenda...this would have been such a fun class to do. Beautiful design and I love all of the texture and all of those Tim elements you used. The colors are exquisite. I bet your students learned a lot in this class. Thanks so much for the sweet comments you left on my blog. It is always so great to hear from you.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly created canvas, I am in amazed at all of this, fab colours and gorgeous added beauties.xx.xx
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Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous project and happy students too!

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliant results, lucky attendees. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliant results, lucky attendees. Nicola x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Oh such fabulous canvases.I'm falling in love with this amazing project!
Big hugs Anja

Collet Sylvie said...

A fabulous and lovely project!!!!! great work!!
Hugs,
Sylvie