Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ode to Izzy's (and summer too)

This is my newest painting that I finished this afternoon. I had hoped to finish another one I was working on, but am content just getting this one done. I don't think I could have worked any longer--my back is killing me from standing on the studio's concrete floor. I think I need to invest in one of those gel mats for the studio!

This is a mixed media work--completed on a 16x20 stretched canvas, acrylic paint largely, but I also used some oil pastels (to finish the face, arm) & some embellishments (some ribbon for the hat and dress, plus a decorated brad and the letters).

This is something different for me. It's good to mix things up now and then. I am thinking about entering this piece in an exhibition with the theme "Savoring Summer"--I have till Tuesday to decide.

What do you think?

(Oh ya, if you're not local--Izzy's ice cream is the best! Made locally in a little shop not far from my place--and my son now lives half a block away! That tiny little scoop on top--well, that is called a "izzy"--it's a mini scoop of another flavor that you get on the top of your ice cream. Yum!)


Stacy said...

Risa, you know I love your birch trees and your woman, your more abstract art. I love this too for a completely different way. I love the sweetness of it on so many levels ... I love the fact that someone will get to have a lingering summer thanks to your painting.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love the textural elements. If that doesn't depict "Savoring Summer" I don't know what does.

ArtSnark said...

Yummy colors! Fun piece :D

justagirl said...

Love the colours!!! and local made ice cream sounds delish, we have famous ice cream makers in Hawke's Bay too.

and thanks for the heads up about the front page on etsy... I managed to see it!


pinkglitterfae said...

Adorable painting, you have captured the feeling of summer beautifully!

It makes me want to go get myself a nice cone right now, haha!