Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Spring Showers, arrowhead plant, swamp, mixed media
Fun little knife painting that was a study of this water plant. I found it a couple of months ago while going through some things in storage. Thought I should finish it up and add some bling!
I was thinking about the winter colors of oranges and reds giving way to lime greens and all the bugs come out as the flowers start to bloom. I darkened the background and added some blues to symbolize rain, then added more texture with acrylic modeling paste to make the leaves jump out more. I also added charms and beads to emphasize the ideas of spring. They catch the light at different angles.
$65.00 (includes shipping in the USA)
Love the classy wood frame, which added the finishing touch.
Hint: frames can really set off a picture, or kill it. They also protect the artwork from damage over the years. Look for something that enhances the art or brings out the colors first, and then something that also goes with your décor.