As many of you know, last year I began creating my first collection of photo-based fine art pieces using images from my trip to France a few years back. I had a great time selecting the images to print and an even better time preparing the printed images for my first outdoor show last fall (the Queen West Art Crawl in Trinity Bellwoods park).
I had giclee prints made on watercolour paper, and then hand sanded or tore the edges to give them a softer feel. I mounted them onto boards that had also been sanded to soften their sharp edges, and painted or stained to match the images. I gave all of them a few coats with a satin sealer to protect them, and added ribbon embellishments or stencils to a lucky few.
The larger pieces have many images layered together to create surreal scenes - check out this post to see some of my favourite examples :)
The smaller ones are mostly images that are so close up that they become abstract gems of colour and pattern..
My favourite part about these smaller pieces is that because of the 1 1/2" depth of the boards, I was able to wrap the image around to two or more sides on many of the pieces.
They range in size, but most are either 4x4" or 6x8" (with a few 6x6") and they are perfect either as part of a set of 2 or 3, or just on their own to brighten up a smaller spot on your wall :)
These pieces are all one-of-a-kind, so once you fall in love with one you'd better grab it before someone else does! I'm happy to announce that you can come by and see them in person and hear their stories at the following upcoming shows:
Cabbagetown Art and Craft Festival - September 6-8, 2013
Danforth East Art Fair - Sept. 14-15, 2013
Queen West Art Crawl - Sept. 21-22, 2013 - booth M36
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Thanks and see you soon!