Thursday, January 15, 2015

"She Saw the Light", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Mixed Media Artist, Donna L. Martin

"She Saw the Light"

This is a little whimsical mixed media painting that came as a result of an online class.  Our "theme" was to create a "beacon of light".  I really struggled and felt unsure of myself in doing this project.  I pondered, I tried.  I picked her up, made her an "ugly teenager painting" and put her back down.  For days and days she was an ugly teenager painting - no kidding.  Then finally deciding to "work" on her, I went to find something in my stash of supplies to construct her dress.  The first thing I came across was an antique hymnal with a song titled "I've Seen the Light". That was it...this wasn't coincidence and I knew I had to start and finish her.  

She is constructed on a 1.5" deep cradle board.  Overall size is 12 X 12. She was done with paint, graphite pencil, stencils, paper, and of course, words from that old, antique hymnal.  Her sunbeams, as well as around her star, have gold iridescent paint - so it shines beautifully when the light hits it.  It is finished with a glassy, resin coat, so there is no need to frame it.  She is hard to give up, but she is available for purchase.

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