Wednesday, November 11, 2015

An Arty Collaboration . . .

An Arty Collaboration
2 x 4 Gallery wrapped canvas

"Unity is strength . . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
- Mattie Stepanek

One of the things I most look forward to every year is a trip I take with my friend Daniele Shannon. We actually met here - online through our blogs - several years ago and decided to meet in person at an art retreat in Portland. Long story short, we had such a good time that we've made it a tradition, and have been meeting every October since. We don't actually go to a formal retreat anymore, but rather make our own adventure by picking a place somewhere cool and lugging our stash to make art. 

For our most recent trip - to the wineries in Temecula, CA - we decided to do something different and brought a huge (I mean, huge) canvas to the party. The intention was to create a collaborative piece that Daniele would then take back to her new home in Colorado. Wanna see what we did with 3 days, the 2 of us and a lotta wine? Okay then, here we go . . . .

(The canvas in it's entirety)









(The sides)



And there you have it: An Arty Collaboration! And although I highly doubted our ability to finish both that huge canvas and all the wine bottles we had, I'm happy to report that we we successful at finishing both. . . .


Until we meet again,
Kristin xo

15 comments:

Christine said...

It's a lovely collaboration of both your styles, a wonderful get together too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work! Hugs, Valerie

sue :) said...

Absolutely stunning it's an amazing piece of work, well done to you both. The mere thought of a canvas that large would send me into panic mode. Sue X

Joanna said...

Wow, that canvas is gorgeous! How wonderful it will be in Daniele's new home (btw, I'm moving next year if you want to collaborate over here in the UK!).

Sounds like you two gals have a fabulous time together.

xx

Carin Cullen said...

I love it! You two are so funny! I remember the first time you escaped together and how fun it has been to see your annual outings ever since. Keep it going you two! And the piece is lovely!

Margaret said...

great painting, and love the view out the window

Linda Kunsman said...

Gorgeous collaboration! Oh and what could possibly be more fun than creating while getting away to a beautiful place, doing it with a like minded friend-AND enjoying lots of good wine!

Terri Corona said...

Wow, what a wonderful combination of colors and textures and abstract vs. specific images. Daniele is lucky girl to have gotten to bring that home!

Sharon Fritchman said...

You are so blessed to have met such a good friend here in blog land, Kristin! I absolutely LOVE the huge canvas that you made and I bet it looks amazing in her home! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! HUGS! Sharon

Ophelia Staton said...

Oh Kristen!!! I am so in love with all of your work here!! The colors, texture, everything!!! Amazing!

Julie said...

So beautiful! Your colours make my heart sing. Very inspiring and just love the mixed media! x Julie

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Fabulous, spellbinding art work. Creativity at its best. The colors are fascinating.

Best wishes

Anja said...

Your artwork is so beautiful!!! Enjoy your week!

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the idea of a collaboration with another artist.

www.essaykings.me said...

Just fabulous! You know, the colors are so collaboratively complemented into the images. You do have the sense of art. Thank you for inspiring me to create.
Lisa Hiss