I've not done very much lettering on canvas, but was pleased with this piece, which was done as a house warming for friends who now live a short walk from the lake referenced in the poem. The background is many layers of acrylic, some sprayed with water to give a distressed look. I was aiming to echo the pink colours of the rocks that are above the south end of Llyn Padarn.
The lettering was done with a pointed pen and Bleedproof white - all the lettering is done twice so there's a "shadow" behind the letters.
The house our friends have moved to is BIG - really high ceilings, so every wall is massive - this piece is nearly 1m tall to stop it looking tiny in their home.
The size of the canvas combined with having to find ways to pad behind the canvas so it wasn't too springy when I came to write on it were quite a challenge!
The poem is by Andrew Blakemore and I found it on Poemhunter and asked his permission to use it - thanks Andrew!
I have a continuation of the tale of this piece - watch out for another blog in the near future....
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.