Avery is of an age now that she can request the imagery for her birthday paintings. I'm challenged by the topics she selects but because I can paint whatever is asked of me I honour her wishes. I maintain that any artist can paint anything, they just have to want to!
|Avery turned 10 on October 16th. The painting presentation happened December 22nd, the day the family arrived for Christmas|
Rather than a traditional landscape background, I thought an abstracted, fun, turquoise and copper backdrop would create more magical sensation. The shinny textured bits were made using a commercial stencil and copper foil. I textured the grass with Golden Heavy Gel medium. To preserve the white areas of the horse I cut out a piece of frosted (semi clear) Mac-Tac in the horse's shape to use as a mask ...
|The Mac-Tac mask removed from the painting makes for an interesting piece on its own|
|The background with the area of the horse preserved as white|
|"Avery's Unicorn" mixed media background, horse painted in oil, 16" x 12" on cradled panel|
|Ah yes, I think she likes it!|
|Definitely, a satisfied granddaughter!|