Tuesday, July 28, 2009

5 canvas wall hangings: acrylic on canvas

my client loves literature and wanted to bring her warm childhood memories of Robert Louis Stevenson into her home for herself and her family. exerpts were carefully chosen from a much loved book read and re-read to her by her mother, "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. we decided not to re-create these wonderful whimsical images and exerpts directly on the wall, but to paint them on canvas so they could one day be re-positioned and shared amongst all the children in the family. they were initially chosen and designed to fit into their youngest child's nursery...filling an expansive 5-paneled wall. Each hangs from a crystal knob, ropes and ribbons. i loved working on these pieces, and it was a joy to see them hanging in such a beautiful environment.

panel #1

panel #2

panel #3

panel #4

panel #5