I painted this during the half term, and as always I didn't have a clue what was going to appear!
The under layer was painted in really bright colours, and I had a whale of a time flinging the paint around!
As I started the darker top layer I remembered one of my favourite things when I was at Infant School.
Every 5th of November we would draw a Bonfore Night picture, and we would always cover the paper with bright wax crayons of every colour. Then we would cover that in a thick layer of black wax crayon, scratching out firework patterns using a pin.
I used to love doing that so much, and I'm sure those early art classes have influenced my work all those years later!
She seems a little wistful and it reminds me a bit of a 1940's film.
I think that she has just been to a dance and a handsome American soldier has just walked her home and kissed her under the starry sky...
Who says romance is dead!
And even though I don't know all of the story, I do believe there was a happy ending.
Very cool painting! I really love the combination of the bright underlayer and the soft black on top. I loved that scratching crayon technique as a kid, too!ReplyDelete
Thanks ever so SallaxxxDelete
I get the impression someone is in need of some romance?ReplyDelete
I love her face, it's so beautifully drawn, but forgive me for saying sunbeam, but I think your soldier has slipped a micky finn in that drink going by her eyes. x
Ha! Ha! I love that, think I might add it to the storyline! XDelete
love the picture.....I am of for coffee and lunch with friendsReplyDelete
Thank you so much, I hope you enjoyed your visit with your friends xDelete
She's lovely. Wistful as you say. Interesting how the background has changed on the journey you had with her.ReplyDelete
Thank you chuck, I never know what will happen on the canvas.....bit like life eh! XDelete
Perfection! She does look so wistful.xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much my friend, when I get such lovely feedback it really gives me more confidence in my work xDelete
The lady does look wistful, perhaps the fireworks will begin soon.ReplyDelete
We did the same wax crayon pictures - fun but very messy !
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Thank you chuck, do you know, I can still smell those wax crayons. Happy days! XDelete