Thanks for the "get well" wishes! It's been great reading your kind comments and emails regarding my knee surgery recovery. My surgery was on Friday and I honestly thought that by today (Sunday), I'd have a few ATCs completed and maybe even a few make up bags sewn. I was w-r-o-n-g! The surgery went well, but it took more out of man than I expected. I did manage to get out of my pajamas today and wash my hair, but I don't think I'll make it into my studio for a few more days.
I decided to post this photo of my very first mixed media painting (on canvas). I painted this a few weeks ago after reading about artist Vanessa Valencia in the Autumn issue of Somerset Workshop. I had never seen this magazine before, but picked it at our local book store. I am in love with this publication. Here is the cover photo showing one of Valencia's paintings:
I obviously based my painting on Valencia's ballerina, but instead of book pages for her dress, I used tissue paper. I combined several of her techniques for my painting, "He Loves You." I've been drawing for awhile and feel fairly comfortable in this medium, but I've only recently started painting and I'm really not that confident in my skill (or lack thereof). I totally love how the background turned out, however. I will definitely continue reading this magazine and trying these techniques!
Have a great week everyone! I'll catch up with you all soon!