Category Archives: Newly Finished

Finished Painting After Revision using Embroidery Stabilizer

This painting was originally starged in November 2009, and has lain in my unfinished pile since. Decided it would be a good one to demonatrate the capabilities of using Embroidery Stabilizer, instead of just covering it with a heavy coat of Gesso. To see the process that started the path to the final painting see my post of October 26. (

Just below is an enlarged area of the lower right of the painting. It shows annotation of what the various visual textures are a result of.

Thanks much for looking and checking this out. It really is a neat way for redoing an old painting that has not been one of your favorites. Any comments are gratefully appreciated.

Finished Piece: Combination of a Pour and Pour-Skins

High Wire Act 20×16″ on stretched cotton canvas
Most of the larger shapes are dried skins from pours. The fine lines and straight lines are archival markers.

I’ve been looking at this for a couple weeks and can’t decide anything to add, so I’ll call it finished.  I won’t varnish it just yet–keeping it out of sight for a while will give me fresh eyes to see it again in a couple months and then prepare it for selling.

For an earlier version of this piece see my post of October 14, 2017.  Any comments?  Thanks for visiting.


Finished a smaller piece yesterday. Again, this one has had not quite nine lives. But, each layer I’ve added adds to the whole.  This one has had water soluble embroidery stabilizer applied over a couple of failed layers.  I really will take some pictures of that process and explain it in a future post. Just don’t have the proper documentation right now.

Here’s the piece–I’m calling it “Pollination.”  Some of the previous layers show through–only  if you know what those previous layers were.

Multi layered piece 14×11″