I am so very proud of this painting (actually, it almost seems immodest to me how proud I really am). Three months ago, I had never painted anything and now this is flowing from my paint brush. Where is it coming from?!? I cannot believe I created something that looks this beautiful to me (hence the shameless pride)! I call her Summer Maiden because I painted her on the solstice and the first day of summer.
I painted her with acrylics on 15 x 22 inch, 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. There is some paper collage in the background, but none of the paper shines through. It does give it some texture though. And then I did lots of layering under and on top of my summer maiden and her flower garlands with various household stamps (q-tips, non-stick shelf liner, bubble wrap).
Now, here's the background I had posted earlier:
When I looked at it, she sort of "jumped out" at me. Can you see her now as well?
All my painting lately has brought up a question for me, something I had not considered before. I am wondering about offering some of my prints and paintings on Etsy. What do you all think? Do you think they have general appeal? Believe me, I am not fishing for compliments - just wondering about something that had not been in my conscious thought before, not knowing if I had talent at all...
Ok, you lovely people, I am off now to visit your inspiring blogs!