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4 egg nest

this canvas took me FOREVER to paint! .... i dithered forever on the orange background .... it was too orange and then not orange enough ..... so i kept adding transparent layers of orange and raw umber paints until i got it to where i loved it .... and then i LOVED this giant orange canvas and was scared to take the next step .....scared to put a foreground on it for fear of ruining all the delightful oranginess ..... but ... slow and steady .... i made a nest on a dictionary page ....with the plans of trying it on for size without glueing it down .... and then i decided not to cut it out .... and the branch kind of grew (ha) from that thought ..... so ..... there you go ... the painting that took longer than any other has for ages!! i've been working on it for weeks and weeks .... and am happy to be done with it .. but pleased, too, with how it turned out ....

 

4 egg nest is a thirty inch square canvas, gallery wrapped, with vintage papers, glazing, acrylics, and orange happiness .....

 

sold on the first day of my gallery show......yippee

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Taken on May 1, 2008