Country Picnic

Country Picnic

Country Picnic

I had so much fun doing this mixed media piece! The background “landscape” was an oil painting I had started eons ago..so long that the oil was actually dry! Instead of proceeding with a boring landscape painting, I decided to do some layers with paper napkins, rubber stamps and a sepia toned photo copied picture of my Dad and his little white dog! I overlaid the top of the darker tree with leaves from a paper napkin design for a textured effect and the trunk of the tree is overlaid with pieces of brown from a napkin. I love that the bottom of the trunk can actually be seen “through” the stone pillar!! Those boulders on the right were just the perfect spot to perch a contented bicycler and his dog. The big gold sun and the French writing stamped in blue across the tops of the white birch trees added some glitz to an otherwise bland sky scape. This is one you really must see to appreciate!

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4 Comments »

  1. Bonnie Said:

    Very original…nice mix of medias! =)

    • theartfulcodger Said:

      Thanks! It was fun doing a “fly by the seat of my pants” piece!

  2. Susan Gilday Said:

    What a nice tribute to your Dad. He would be soooo proud of you.


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