Some pieces of art go through long dry spells where it seems they will never be finished, and I must admit, this was one.
I began this box canvas before my CA diagnosis. At the time, dealing with little skellies was no big deal, but when you get hit in the face with your own mortality, things change.
Well, for a bit. As my friend Pam put it, "You lost your Skelly-Love for just a minute?"
Yep, but it's back full force.
I honestly had NO IDEA where I had planned to go with this piece after the LONG break. I just had the Frida figure, a background and a big mental BLANK on what to do.
So, as usual, I sat back and let it talk to me.
What was Frida. What would represent DOTD? What would be good as an imitation of her Blue House?
Layers and layers of texture and paint and stain go into these things, and honestly, I cannot describe the PROCESS, but I can post enough photos to give you an idea of how we got from a plastic Halloween skeleton to finished art, that, I must admit I am absolutely delighted!
So here is a photo essay of the making of this, at least the last part.
Any questions? Ask.
I love sharing!
And I am glad I have a little ART to show off!