This is a smallish canvas (31x41cm) for Claudia who is leaving from my work to a new position. We will miss her terribly but she is young and at the start of a very promising and varied career. It is hard to find this maturity in one so young.
So I did this yesterday as a farewell gift for her.
The words say 'Never lose sight of what you first set out to achieve'' this has always been true in my positions at work. It is the working out of the rest that gets in the way.
I have placed a few surprises in the piece, compasses for direction, a watch, a few butterflies for whimsy..... and a face (very similar to claudias, peeking out of the rock face).
Papers are mainly 'Basic Grey' and printed pages out of an old book. Lots of paint and texture. The gum trees have stems out of paper and the old 4 paint bubble wrap technique works well for these trees I think.
Thanks for looking
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9 months ago