Sunday, July 1, 2012

Patterns


Ann-Alan Callahan sent me three gorgeous photographs.  She wanted me to use the patterns to create a trio of 5x5's.  


At first I was really intimidated because the photos are so nice and artsy.  The patterns in the photos are also very intricate.  I knew I could do it, but I wanted to do it really well.


I am so happy with how they turned out.  They were first painted very carefully.  Then they were fairly heavily distressed.   Finally, they were sealed with two coats of a gloss sealer.  I wanted them to look like polished stone.  They do, but it is hard to capture on film!


Look at that amazing floor!


The pattern continues around the side.  They will be great to hang or they are thick enough just to stand alone.

My personal favorite - the surfboards!  I hope I did all of this amazing artwork justice.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to be creative and try something different.  Thank you, Ann-Alan!  Enjoy!














1 comments:

Ann-Alan said...

Hi Brandie - I am beyond THRILLED with the canvases! You did such a wonderful job interpreting the patterns. Thank you for taking the time to put so much detail into the canvases. They look wonderful! The only problem is deciding where to hang them, because I want them to be in every room of my house! Haha. Thanks again -- you're the best! Ann-Alan