Monday, February 06, 2023
Sea Star, beach
© Fawn McNeill 2020
Found this starfish at Walmart. It was bleached white. It was smaller than others I had found, so I thought it might work well on this small cradled hardboard. I painted it and adhered it with acrylic modeling paste after I created the beach.
I inverted the support and primed and painted the beach on the back so that I could use the cradled edge as a frame. Usually, the cradled back is used to hang the art and the sides get painted, so framing becomes optional. But this way I had a built-in frame!
(It is quite difficult to paint the inside edges of the cradled wood without ruining the painting!)
I had done this once before and really liked the effect ("Shoreline Treasures").
Also, I created "Sea Angel" at the same time as this project.
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