Saturday, January 26, 2013

Modern Day Angel - Mixed Media

11x14, mixed media on cradled board
purchase info below

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!