Thursday, June 16, 2016

Embroidery on Canvas Mixed Media Sari Art




Do-Something-Everyday, June 16, 2016

This mixed media art is constructed on a 8" by 10" canvas. At the center is a hand drawn and painted peacock (as you may have guessed, it is one of my favorite birds, in addition to being India's national bird). Around the bird I doodled a dense pattern that adds a great deal of texture. More texture has been given with hand embroidered stitches around the bird which has been embellished with sequins (photo below).



I must confess, it started out differently (see photos below). My original intent was to create this piece on paper (with fabric border) and then mount it on canvas. Half way through, I became dissatisfied with the paper which was too thick and hard to embroider on. So, I ditched the whole thing and started over again this time directly on canvas. I skipped the fabric and instead added doodle on four sides framing the image.



 Thanks for visiting. Linked to Paint Party Friday and Moo Mania.

P.S. Forgot to mention that it is now available for purchase at my Etsy shop.


11 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and more and happy PPF, hugs Valerie

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  2. Turned out so lovely! Good for you feeling the creative changes needed! What an interesting substrate to embroider on! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. This is gorgeous. I love the peacock and the colors you chose. :) Erika

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  4. lovely colors and combination of materials!

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  5. lovely colors and combination of materials!

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  6. I love how this piece evolved into what you created. The embroidery is brilliant.

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  7. Lovely piece Indira! Happy weekend! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More!

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  8. Peacock is my fave birds as well. Love your unique stitching. :)

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  9. Oh, I just love the way you've used different technique creating this lovely peacock. Embroidery gives art an unique touch!!

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  10. This is a gorgeous piece! Your detail work on it is incredible. Blessings!

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