Sunday, July 13, 2014

Can he swing from a web? No he can't, he's a pig

The Simpsons kind of ruined the Spiderman theme tune for me, I can only ever hear the Spiderpig version in my head now :)

But anyway, the reason the tune is in my head at all is that I have spent the afternoon racing to finish this:

which is my submission for Summer of Colo(u)r Week 5

As soon as I saw the colours for this week - red, royal blue and a splash of light blue - I had Spidey stuck in my head, and I couldn't dislodge him

So here he is on an 8"x8" canvas, the background is collaged with black and white comic book pages, knocked back a bit with a messy swipe of gesso.  Spidey himself is painted in acrylics with all the black details done with an extra fine Pitt pen

I'll be sending him over to Gloucester in the next couple of weeks for their big free art event at the beginning of August

And in other news, the BeStitched fabric circle journal that I have been a part of for the last 7 months or so, is now sadly drawing to a close.

The last theme that I had to work on was "rainbow".  The CJ owner wanted us all to make an 8" square mini quilt that would be soft enough for children to as this one is aimed at kiddiwinks I didn't do anything too arty farty - instead I had fun bringing a cheeky little leprechaun to life, revelling in his end-of-the-rainbow pot of gold:

The background is hand quilted in the ditch, made up from strips of fabric I already had in my stash, I was pleased I managed the whole rainbow.  

The leprechaun, based on some ancient clip art I had on my computer, is painted with acrylics onto heavy muslin and outlined with a sepia extra fine Pitt pen

I'll be sad to see the back of this CJ, I've really enjoyed it.....but I'm looking forward to receiving my own one back!


Virginia said...

Oh that's fabulous Sarah!

Unknown said...

He does whatever a spider pig does...great job!

Kristin said...


Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW! So creative and very cool!

AM Zafaran said...

So beautiful and creative!

Carmen Wing said...

I cannot BELIEVE I didn't think of Spidey! My sister would be shaking her head in shame at me (much like she did when I told her Big Bang Theory was responsible for my knowing who Stan Lee is!)

He is AWESOME! Love the comic book background.

Your fabric journal page is a beauty, cannot wait to see what your one looks like!

sheila 77 said...

Absolutely perfect for the SOC colours, well chosen. I love the way the background is comic books and you have painted Spiderman so well, he is jumping out of my screen.
I like your textile too, it looks lovely and soft and is so colourful, a child will love it.

Caz said...

Oh my god you used Spiderman, that is soooo cool! I love it!

Joanna said...

SPIDEY!!!!! Of course!! Brilliant artwork, Sarah :)


Karen Isaacson said...

so glad I'm not the only one singing spider pig on a regular basis.