I finished 3 paintings that are quite small. Having only done wrap around canvases a few times before I thought it would be fun to try again.. It sure beats framing but harder to carry the colors and perspective around the edges. Here's what I came up with.
As you can see from the beginning of this post I did a painting of a blue house that we saw when we visited Boston last year. The front yard was very bland-so I recreated it to add a better feeling of spring by putting in several colors of tulips. Then added a figure. That girl is me when I was young. Originally I was dressed in my favorite dress from junior high. It was navy blue with florescent green piping and tights. It actually was a mini skirt because it was the '60's and that's what was in style. But it was too dark and didn't stand out. So I changed the color scheme and I think it's much more successful. Actually it could easily be my daughter, Gracie, because she looks a lot like me.
Here's how it looks with the wrap around sides.
This painting is entitled "Julie's All About Blue 1" because-as all who know me-blue is my favorite color! I also used my creative license and added a red door. When I looked at blue colonial houses they often had doors this color and I really liked the idea of a door that's totally unique-apart from the blue. It's quite small 6" by 12". I wanted it to be part of a small grouping. Here are the other 3:
"Julie's All About Blue 2" and "Julie's All About Blue 3". #2 is a picture I took of a beautiful sky last summer on the way to our cabin and #3 is of a flowering dill weed. These 2 paintings wrap around also but it's not anything too different form the blues. So I didn't take a picture. They're both 4 3/4" by 4 3/4".
Of course these paintings just make me feel so happy when I see them because of all the different blue shades. I wanted them too convey a feeling of peace and contemplation. I feel that has been achieved.
It just feels so good to finally create something on canvas. Now I have a new art project to begin. So I'll start posting a step by step as soon as I get that going.