Friday, January 31, 2014

Paper on Canvas

This is an 8 x 8 inch piece I did recently, acrylics and handmade paper on canvas board.  The handmade paper is from the early 1990s, when I took a papermaking class at Magnolia Editions in Oakland, and subsequently made a few batches in my kitchen in San Francisco.  That was my papermaking career. 

I love the process but simply don't have the room anymore to do it, including zero space to let the paper dry.  At any rate, it was only a few years ago I began using my stash from earlier, and I still have a number of untorn sheets left.  So I'm covered.

6 comments:

ileneharris said...

Nice combination of elements!

Meg Fowler said...

Wonderful paper, Connie. I love handmade paper and really enjoy making it. But I share your problem of no room to dry it. That limits my trials to the summertime when I can do it outdoors.

Charlton Stitcher said...

What a lovely subtle piece!

Jacki Long said...

rich, earthy, elegant ... wonderful! ♥

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

Another lovely one, Connie.

Where there's a will, there's space is my motto. There are ways of finding drying space… ;-) Michele Olsen and I once squeezed into a tiny space in my studio and actually found enough room for both of us. Making small pieces of paper helps. I also use a pour mould, which doesn't require as much of a setup as dunking. I find I go through moods with handmade paper. I won't do it for months, or years, and then suddenly I want to so much, I'm craving the feel of pulp in my hands! Never say never… Heh.

At any rate, how wonderful you still have such a fine stash!

Leslie said...

A pretty piece. The bits of over painted black against the gold really work for me. And I love that dot stencil. Must make one.