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Saturday, June 30, 2012

In honor of The Tour!

It has been almost a year since I have done a large mixed media painting. 
 The muse came back this week...

This is a 24 x 24 board box base.  The layers include: a road map of the US, teal and aqua acrylic painted on and scraped off with an old gift card, lettering cut from scrap book paper, white and yellow acrylic painted on then wiped off with a wet paper towel, charcoal rubbed outlines, acrylic painting of the bike itself, old bike chain rings dipped in paint to leave a stamped image, bike chain dipped in paint and dropped on to surface, and the old photo collaged in is actually of a real family member.

Why the subject?  
 1.The other three people in this house are road bike cyclists!
 2. My son needed something over his bed that says"21" years old instead of 12!
 3. The Tour De France started today!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, my friend! You are such a talented artist!!! What an awesome piece!