Tuesday, June 2, 2009

LITTLE RABBIT - Story Collage # 6

little rabbit, mixed media, 5" x 7"

painted on a children's storybook page dated 1918.

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Wouldn't it be adorable to actually find a rabbit this small?

A complete departure in art making for me. I have been thinking of mixing painting with collage and ephemera. This is my first attempt. I learned a lot! I started out with watercolor with the back ground and then sprayed an acrylic coating over it so it would not run. Then I painted the scene with gouache- then another coat of acrylic spray. Then finished it up with acrylics. Next time I think I will skip the gouache. It just isn't necessary. I am also going to try to get a watercolor looking background using acrylics the next time, so I don't have to mess with the acrylic spray.

I think this would be cute framed and in a nursery.
Please click here if interested in purchasing this original mixed media collage Little Rabbit.

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