"Call Me Annie"
6 x 6 Birch Painting Panel
Happy PPF (it's still Friday, right?!) . . .
I hope this finds you well. As for me, Easter's over, the kid's back in school and I've finally gotten back to some painting (small miracles). "Call Me Annie" was created today on a wood "canvas" (a first for me) with deep sides and a heavily collaged base featuring both vintage and new materials. I was going for a school girl theme in the colors of red, yellow and white. . . .
I took progress shots along the way (I just love myself some Instagram ;) and thought I'd share them here as well. Wanna see?
I began with a gessoed panel and reduced copies of a sketch I drew for 29 Faces
I then collaged with front and sides of the panel in both vintage and new materials.
The sweet girls you see are from old sewing pattern packets.
I then added the sketched face onto the panel, allowing her torso to wrap down the front of the canvas
She was then painted in both lightweight and heavy bodied acrylics, watercolor crayons and oil pastels.
The sides were also addressed - this time with an impressionistic style (read, messy ;) scallop and the top of her torso.
There she is! All tiny and ready to go . . . .
Oh! And before I go, I have the coolest news to share! Remember this trip I took to Portland last October with this girl? Well, upon our return said scrapbooking genius got right to work on a book of the adventure and submitted it to Somerset Memories. She was immediately accepted and asked to write article. It's now out so be sure to check it out when you can. She's a crack up!
Way to go Daniele! I'm so happy for you . . . .
Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend,