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!


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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  5. That is just beautiful!