Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Giving Tree


At MaryBeth Shaw's Get your Golden On class at Random Arts, I played around created this canvas which I had planned on making into a bouquet of flowers and ended up making into a tree. 

I prepped the canvas with stenciled deli paper as the trunk and I used fine pumice gel with the Eddy Rose stencil from StencilGirl Products as the tree.


A wash of paint.


Then after lots of paint layers, I created the Giving Tree with a quote from the book.




My piece sold at my show this weekend and went home with this happy client!


12 comments:

  1. Aww, wonderful tribute to Shel Silverstein, beautiful tree.
    Comes together so nicely!

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  2. I love this. Just beautiful. Can see why the client looks so happy!

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  3. Kirsten what a lovely canvas! The flower/tree colors reminds me of a luggage bag I had as a child,that I always used when visiting my sister. And The Giving Tree is one of my favorite books! Beautiful! congrats on your sale!

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  4. She is very lucky to get this piece because it is not only beautiful and full of great meaning but it was started in such a happy spot - that joy and laughter is infused into it!

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    1. Yes, it was definitely birthed in a happy place!

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