Thursday, 1 March 2012

Textured Backgrounds - Part One

I've been working on some small pieces, playing around with textured backgrounds.

Lately I've been experimenting with different styles and techniques of art, but I always come back to my roots.

These types of textured backgrounds are where I started with art. I love their depths, and with a coat of glossy spray varnish, they are gallery-worthy in my mind.

I've made a set of two pieces. Today I'll show you one; tomorrow will showcase the second one.

It's now available in my etsy shop.

This is the first time that I've used ink as paint (for the tree branches).
"Plant a seed and grow roots" refers to my monkey's and my desire to have a baby.  

A little blurry, but you can see the edges of the work in this photo and a lot of the texture.  
I used a spray ink to get this effect over my textured background. 

This shot is my favourite. I feel that it really shows the textures and the quality of the piece. 


  1. Hi Shannon! I LOVE this piece---so rich in color and texture---thanks for sharing it. You're an inspiration! Deborah from SAS

  2. Texture and color...just gorgeous Shannon
    my favorite thing to do as well

  3. Love the texture of this piece..thanks for sharing the ideas behind your art...


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