Thursday, May 17, 2007

Flanders Fields

I love to paint, and began painting about 20 years ago while I lived on Prince Edward Island. My dad and grandmother were painters. My sister, Debbie, recently took up oil painting. Two years ago we exchanged "paintings" and this painting is similar to the one I did for her. I did orange and black poppies for Debbie, and accented with terracotta. Under the poem entitled, "Flanders Fields" the word "poppy" is spelled out with scrabble tiles. I love looking for old scrabble sets at thrift stores. At the bottom of the stem is a poppy stamp I had from my childhood stamp collection. I hate to throw out my stamp book because it is full of useful stamps for my art. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm always digging around at flea markets and a local junk dealer.

Photo Transfer: The poem, "Flanders Fields" was a transfer from a poem I downloaded from the computer. I reversed the image and then painted 8 coats of Golden's Light Molding Paste and let it dry for 24 hours before I turned the image over and gently rubbed off the paper backing with water on my finger. It is such an easy way to transfer images to apply onto your art.

6 comments:

Renu said...

This is gorgeous. I love your painting and great idea with the scrabble tiles. Congratulations on starting your blog.

Angie Z. said...

Wonderful looking!
~Angie

dini said...

This is so cool! Great use of mixed media...painting fascinates me but I'm not very good at it, so I'm impressed...thank you for linking me on your favorite blog list - I will be back!

Dina
http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

Godelieve said...

Beautiful piece!

Tami said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork! I love collage and am out there with you seeking out treasures every week!

Kim H. said...

OH sweet Mother of God this is so awesome! Poppies are my favorite flower! This is awesome! I love it!

I love love love hunting for junk! Is it a bad thing my sons favorite Store is Goodwill????