I am not a fan of painting on stretched canvas. I’d much rather paint on something that serves a function other than to just hang on a wall. I know as an artist this is not exactly the norm but I’ve always felt that way.
So when my friend, M.E. asked me to paint a few canvases to put on consignment for her new shop, Bethany Beach Art House in Delaware, my first instinct was to cringe! Why couldn’t I just send her my zippered pouches? They were painted canvas, after all. I just happened to have made them functional!
But M.E. made a good argument for painting the stretched canvases. There are many people that see art as the hanging version on the wall, not necessarily the non-traditional way I like to make it…by sewing canvas into “stuff”. She thought that clients would be more drawn in by having both options to choose from.
I had the best time playing, and trying this and that. I guess it just proves I need to get out of my own way sometimes and just let it flow! The canvases are on their way to Delaware, along with a bunch of the zippered pouches. Wish me luck!
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