Monday, November 2, 2009

Painted Threadscapes

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse in North Carolina, a juried art and photography show was held. I decided to enter one of my Threadscapes and this time I changed it up a bit. Instead of using one of my photographs, I chose to try my hand at painting instead. Going back to painting has been on my list for awhile now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.
The picture above shows the piece once it was painted using regular acrylic paints mixed with a textile medium. Once dried and heatset, it was time to choose threads and you can see the threads laying across it while I decided. After the appropriate threads were chosen, it was time to take it to the machine and do my magic. I was very happy with how it turned out
I am extremely pleased to announce that "Majestic" won an
Honorable Mention in the Art category.
Some are surprised to find that I don't decorate with lighthouses since my husband is in the Coast Guard. I was in the CG at one time as well and that is how we met. So even though I do not decorate with them, I have a huge respect for the men who have served them for so long before father being one of them. Although he didn't get to serve in one of the traditional ones as he would have liked, he spent a total of 4 years on 2 separate lighthouse platforms out in the middle of the ocean before they were automated as well. We are a Coast Guard family and so I painted this lighthouse and entered this show in honor of all the lighthouse keepers and their families.

Displayed at the Core Sound Museum, Harker's Island, NC.
from Oct 10th- Nov 1st
6" x 9" framed to 8" x 10"


LoriM said...

I love it, Robin! Thanks for posting!!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous painting! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!v