Mixed Media on 12x12 canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery
This year I wanted to do something different but was not sure what. When a friend on Facebook posted a quilting pattern I was inspired.
The quilting pattern was first sketched out on canvas. Then the entire background was painted with a light yellow acrylic. The shapes of the sun are pieces of colored tissue paper "pasted" in place to the paint, then a light yellow wash over them. Outline of the shape done with gold inks. Background stencils with additional acrylics (some iridescent). Entire piece was then sealed & then small gems were added to various key points. Since one of the tissue paper designs is a "happy birthday" -- this sun is for celebrations!
Here's a closeup look:
This was difficult to photograph and I'm still not sure I caught it well. I think this would look wonderful in a "floating" frame. Right now, it is for sale without the frame - but the price will increase once I do frame it.
What do you think of this years sun? It's a bit different from my usual work. Does it seem cheerful & does it make you smile?