11x14, mixed media on cradled board
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I love Hazel. She might be in my Top 5 all-time favorites. One reason, no doubt, is that she practically created herself. You know that feeling? She was going to have a green dress and then - willy-nilly - it turned into pink and white stripes; she was going to have a gold halo but then poof! it wanted to be orange. Lots of texture in the paper layer and a gentle sanding after she was painted really helped that texture shine through. She even named herself.... with those eyes. No framing necessary - she's painted red around the edges, see detail photos below. Double-click images for larger view - sorry about the glare on the detail photos.
Happy New Year to all. Blessings and wishes for a great 2013!