4" x 25" mixed media (acrylic and paper) on 1 3/4" cradled panel
I finally found the moments to finish this bamboo forest for my beautiful little grandbaby's nursery. I've been working on this for a while, off and on, in between other projects. It took a little while to totally figure out how I wanted to paint the bamboo, but finally found my way.
All that green...whew...I was getting a little lost and then found the answer to bring more contrast...LADYBUGS! For a baby's room, perfect! That was a blast finding places to let them crawl about...So whimsical! FUN!
I've included some detail photos for you to get into the middle of this little forest to see what is going on...you will see...stamping for one..
I made three stamps to use as background before I laid in my foreground bamboo. My daughter saw the beginning and was worried that the paper stream I put in was pink...I had another friend on her monitor see it as pink...I assure you it is a maroon...sort of deep maroon...that made my daughter feel better as she doesn't know the sex yet...WHEW...Now I'm curious as to who sees it as it is on my monitor which is maroon, and who sees it as pink...
NEXT BABY PAINTING: a baby elephant! FUN!