Interestingly enough, this painting began as a landscape. Within several minutes of painting time, however, I knew it was not meant to be. I quickly grabbed a damp cloth and wiped it down leaving a soft blue wash. Tacked up on my studio wall was a photo I had snapped of our oldest daughter, Erin, during one of her recent performances. Using that for reference, I knew as soon as I resumed painting that I had found the subject meant for this canvas.
This is a tissue paper collage I had started years ago. I came across it recently and decided to just cut loose and have fun with it. I didn't have any set plans when I began adding layers of acrylic paint and colored pencil. My intent was to just let things unfold as I went along, and to play a bit...which I did!
Recently, I was the very lucky recipient of a wonderfully handcrafted 'snow' sculpture from a young artist friend of mine. It holds a place of honor in my studio where, despite the heat, it has yet to melt! As a thank-you, I offered my snow person interpretation in return.
Growing up I spent much of my time drawing, cutting, gluing and piecing things together. I never thought of it as making art. I just knew I was having fun. While my supplies and techniques continue to change, my desire to create remains...and I'm still having fun! Thanks for taking the time to view my work.
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