Friday, August 25, 2006

"Fairy Friends"

Legend has it that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an "enchanted" dog, and certainly this must be true! 'Tis said he was used by the fairies and elves of Wales to pull fairy coaches, work fairy cattle, and serve as a steed for the fairy warriors. Even today those people with keen eyes and understanding hearts may see the marks of the "fairy saddle" in the coat over the shoulders.
I just finished this "Fairy Friends" painting. This one took me quite a while, but was fun. I handpainted the 12" x 12" canvas with acrylic paints. I then decoupaged paper fairies onto the canvas. I then sealed the whole painting with sealant to bring out the colors and protect It. This canvas is really thick and heavy. It has 1 1/2 inch stretchers and a medium texture. These are my favorite canvases to work with. they feel really well built and substantial. I like to sometimes do a "mixed media" piece. Incorporating paint and other items such as paper, glitter, or "jewels" is a fun way to "spice up" a piece, or just make It unique.

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