Mixed Media Artist

The Paper Boa

This is a 11″x14″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. (3″ deep)
Available on ETSY
The reference photo for this painting made me think of an angel, which in turn, really made me laugh. When we named Scarlett, Scarlett, I don’t know if we were really thinking straight. She is a hot head, to say the least. I often wonder if life would have been different if we had named her Ever ( her middle name). Would she have such a quick temper?

More than likely.
( The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.)

When I pained this one, I found myself seeing my sister in it. Here we go again. So I had a girl that looks like her, and she had a boy that looks like me. Life is so strange.

It also reminded me of a pair of overalls that Emma (my sister) had when she was about two. Embroidered on the front was: “99% Angel”.

I ‘d have to say, who ever figured out the math on this one was being rather generous.

I know, I know, big sister talking, but REALLY! 99%! No way!


5 responses

  1. jan

    love this work.
    a question, how do you affix paper to canvas?? and why? is it watercolor paper?
    appreciate an answer. thank you so much.
    also, think your work is extraordinary/ keep up the good work.

    January 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm

  2. Shelly

    Wow! I love this piece! The wings, the hair, the expression on her face…it’s all so scrumptious…as some famous artist once said, “I could lick it with my eyes”.

    January 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  3. Thanks so much!

    Jan, I really consider myself a ‘drainter’ as I love to paint but I equally love to draw. I love working on a paper surface. I use an acrylic medium to affix it to the canvas and I use rag paper.

    All the best,


    January 26, 2010 at 3:54 am

  4. Very ethereal, Maria. Love the light and your colors, too, as usual. Drainters make the most interesting surfaces!

    January 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

  5. Oh my gawd its’ Emma!!!!!!!

    love it

    Aunty Pat

    June 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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