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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mixed Media Painting on Collage

Addie
16x20, mixed media on cradled board
purchase info below
Another modern day angel. Her halo is just the tiniest bit sparkly, in a tarnished silver sort of way. Addie's a bit precocious, I think. No framing necessary. Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely pre-Christmas energy.





Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Modern-Day Angel


Isabel
9x12, mixed media on cradled board

A modern-day angel, she's made with lovely textured papers, lots of juicy paint, and a dress from magazine scraps but she's also scratched up, having hit her fair share of sandpaper. Her face came from my imagination but her hairdo belongs to one of my twisted sisters.   I'm so happy with Isabel. 
She's smaller than I've been working on lately - also fun - and the sides are painted greenish-turquoise so no framing required.  I continue to be inspired by Jane DesRosier.  Purchasing details below.




Friday, December 7, 2012

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.