Monday, June 11, 2012

Paper + Paint + Canvas =

Joy! The newest addition to my gallery of "girls."

My daughter and her friend, A, got into the paints the other day, so I couldn't resist.
I didn't have a plan, but after I sifted through my papers, my "vision" began to form.
The colors just came together, and I tried new techniques.
Well, mainly with her hair.

I painted her hair a yellow first, then began layering various shades of brown.
I typed the wording on the computer, which gives it a more finished look.
Then drew in the stitches and "connected" the text pieces together.

I linked up with Mary for Mosaic Monday today.
She's actually sharing some photographs from the Monet exhibit
at the New York Botanical Garden.
Hmmmm. That definitely puts me in good company!


Emily Wierenga said...

wow. i love your art, friend. i just discovered you through "be yourself" but i will be back. so lovely.

Lorrie said...

What a great painting. Love her hair and her whimsical expression.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your art is lovely. It must have been such fun to create to create this girl.

miruspeg said...

Roban it must feel good to "play" with paper, paint and canvas again after a long year teaching.
Joy is lovely with her blue eyes and brown wavey hair and a butterfly to boot!
Be well my friend.
Big heart hugs
Peggy xxxxxx

Relyn said...

Oh, I love her gorgeous smiley lips and the twinkle in her eye.