Monday, December 3, 2012

Blue Hair and Chinoiserie

Ruby, the Venetian
16x20, mixed media on cradled board
I love creating and painting these Paper Dolls. Be sure to double-click and see all the yummy layers. It is so fun to making art that's great when viewed from far away and then holds surprises galore when you walk up and look closely. Blue stenciled hair, a chinoiserie robe, and oil paint smooshed on with a palette knife - all on paper that peeks out around the edges.  The sides are finished in burnt umber - no need to frame. Painter Albert Herter's The Venetian was my inspiration.

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