canvas Archives - Marlene Lowden

What do you dream of?

I’ll tell you that I’ve dreamt about being a painter for as long as I can remember. I didn’t believe that I ever would be for almost as equally long. Thankfully something shifted. I can’t remember the circumstances. You would think it would have been a dramatic epiphany, but no. It could have been one……

I’ve had this torrid love affair with painting.

hold true 48" x 36" $2600 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden

In the early years, we broke up — several times, followed by intensely passionate make up sessions. It was guilt that held me back. Guilt that I should be doing something else and that my love was a waste of productive time. I should be working at something that paid an hourly wage. I should be spending……

I love stories like this one . . .

Most of my canvases are handmade.  They are created by a local craftsman who builds the frames with repurposed wood.  He uses a rough textured canvas for me then gessoes and sands them 3 times so they are ready to use.  I often leave bits of the canvas untouched in my final work because they……