February 13, 2011

"Waiting for Spring"

“Waiting for Spring”
Daffodils & a tiny field mouse
Original 3⅛”X5⅛” painting
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Sent to you in a black matt with a foam core backer
Opening in matt measures: 3”X5”
Outside of matt measures: 5”X7”
February 2011
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It is almost Valentine’s Day.  The snow has melted away here and it is getting warmer.  I can see the Daffodils pushing up their green leaves in the backyard.
In this little painting I celebrate the promise of hope and the new possibilities of spring.

This painting was done on a 3⅛”X5⅛” piece of Arches140lb watercolor paper that I coated with a tinted ground then worked in colored pencil to achieve my composition using acrylic paint for the highlights and details. It has a few coats of acrylic varnish applied for a nice finish.  I will send it to you in a 5”X7” black matt with a 3”X5” opening and a foam core backer. This little painting could easily be removed from this matt if you wish to re-matted it into your own matt.