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!)