Did I ever mention how most of the paintings I did in Paris got ruined on the flight home?
Except for like three of them (don't worry that there were probably thirty).
But, not to worry* I have repurposed them into new collage-style paintings.
I took the ruined paintings like the one below
cut them into strips, and stuck them to an unfinished canvas with varnish.
This is one of several I am going to make that are all the same size, but the collage elements will be different shapes.
And I finally got around to finishing Happy's 2008 birthday painting.
Here it is. This is the actual color. So, basically, one main color with tons o' texture. She wanted a blue painting--and that's what she got. :)
And two more detail shots in bad kitchen lighting. The painting wasn't this yellow-ish, though there were some purple splashes throughout.
I love modeling paste. :)
Another detail I added which you can see in the main photo is some split reeds that I affixed to the canvas with modeling paste.
I was really happy with how it turned out--so much so that I almost didn't give it to Hap for her bday.
But I did. And she loved it. (Which is good, 'cause I would have absolutely taken it back and just given her earrings if she hadn't sincerely loved it.)
Oh, yeah. And my dad told me he wouldn't let me leave the house with it unless it was signed. I resisted at first, but then figured I could compromise. Signing on the front of the canvas seems arrogant to me since no one really cares. So I signed on the frame on the bottom right corner.
*Well, "not to worry" may be a little generous. I was pretty stinkin' upset.