detail of one of my fave doily paintings

as many of my past students & studio mates can attest, i LOVE spray painting doilies & lace! i remember the summer i discovered the technique through experimenting a few years ago and could not stop spray painting through doilies (i bought a garbage bag full of them at the thrift store!) and other found objects… like a pretty patterned rubber place mat and weird vent thing that had a petaled pattern! once you start looking for inspiration in this department it’s everywhere!

here are some more explorations (the 2 on the right are already sold):


silver doily love, measures 4×4 inches on canvas (above)
available HERE
tangerine & the ocean measures 4×4 on canvas
available HERE

i think what i love most about this process is they layering and mystery involved in the outcome!