Here we go again with Sunday Postcard Art’s latest challenge – use the beautiful colours of autumn to create a postcard. I love using art I have created in new ways and chose to meld 2 of my paintings for this postcard. Added the trext on a whim… I had the lyrics to California dreamin’ in my head!!
I liked both these paintings, which I still have and I am drawn to faces, (eyes in particular) and texture/colour. The leaves on the original “Face of Hedera” painting were gathered from our garden in the winter and collaged directly onto the painted canvas. The central image was applied with tissue – not terribly professionally, I may add! – but it still made the cut for the Art Expo in 2009!!
The smaller canvas was experimental – using colours and foam stamps. I added the green head later, courtesy of Michelle Ward… So it really does feel wintry here this morning. It’s quite cold, there’s a North wind blowing and the sun is weak and skittish – in and out of the grey clouds… brrrr! I sit here in my PJs and flipflops (trying to ignore the draught at my feet!), with my favourite sweatshirt on and am seriously considering getting dressed!
Just a quick bit of news… we have an additional 2 pets now (mad, I know..). DD has bought 2 dwarf Russian hamsters, called Sharkey and Squish, who live in a 3-storey mansion… I mean, look at this thing:
Sharkey’s machine… (remember Burt Reynolds? *grins*)
And then there’s Squish…
Apparently, the cat is still unaware of the presence of small rodents in his home. I wonder how long that will last??? 😉