Redux

A few months ago I worked on a small piece….in fact worked it to death.  I set is aside.  First in the trash, and then I fished it out and stuffed it behind some other canvases.   This morning as I was getting out another canvas I saw it there.  While one layer of paint dried on my new canvas, I sliced out the part I liked from the little canvas.  A ragged little piece with a tiny vintage photobooth snapshot of a woman.

close up photo espana

I decided to try again.  Smaller. Less.  I worked with glazes.  I like how it turned out.  But best of all I liked that I ruined my first attempt with my desire for perfection and then salvaged something of it, not the least of which is the reminder to let go, to simpilfy, and keep trying.

close up of espana

espana

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Serendipity

better aceo for blog

I  did this ACEO the other day and when I set it aside to dry, I rested it on a canvas I has gessoed the night before.  I glanced at it later and liked how it looked on the canvas.  So I’m experimenting with using it as an element in a larger piece.  Serendipity at its best….

Aloha, Hula Girl ACEO Art Card

alohaaceo straight

Aloha, Hula Girl

ACEO Art Card

2.5″ x 3.5″

Just a little Artist Trading Card.  A tinted copy of a vintage photo.  (yes, that’s me)  Acrylic on mat board.  Hand stamped letters on watercolor paper.  Snippet of Hawaiian fabric.  Just for fun….

Available in my Etsy Store::Studio Miradero